God in the book of Esther.

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JesusMyOnly

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No doubt God was there during the time of Esther, but one question that I ask a lot of different people (that is always in the back of my mind) to get different opinions is why is God's name not mentioned in the book of Esther?


This is far, far, far from a salvation issue and its not that important. I'm just curious on what you may think.
 
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Richie_2uk

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No doubt God was there during the time of Esther, but one question that I ask a lot of different people (that is always in the back of my mind) to get different opinions is why is God's name not mentioned in the book of Esther?


This is far, far, far from a salvation issue and its not that important. I'm just curious on what you may think.
If you look in all the books of the bible, you will find God, just named different things, like, the lamb, the Lord, the almighty the Word, I am, you name it its all there, So God is in all books of the bible.
 
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sigh33n

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If you look in all the books of the bible, you will find God, just named different things, like, the lamb, the Lord, the almighty the Word, I am, you name it its all there, So God is in all books of the bible.
That's not what she's getting at (although you're right!). Esther remains the only biblical book that doesn't mention God or LORD by name. I don't think there's actually a reason why though, I'm sure whoever wrote the book wrote it for mostly it's historical importance, not it's religious/theological importance. Considering that it comes directly after Nehemiah and Chronicles (literally historical accounts) then it doesn't seem too far fetched to believe this was the case.
 
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Richie_2uk

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That's not what she's getting at (although you're right!). Esther remains the only biblical book that doesn't mention God or LORD by name. I don't think there's actually a reason why though, I'm sure whoever wrote the book wrote it for mostly it's historical importance, not it's religious/theological importance. Considering that it comes directly after Nehemiah and Chronicles (literally historical accounts) then it doesn't seem too far fetched to believe this was the case.
well at the end of the day, it was written for a purpose, unknown to us? I think we can safely ask Jesus when He comes. I think sometimes God allows things like this to happen in the bible, for us to draw near to him, to ask in faith for understandings. The bible is a mystery, and not one person in the world will ever understand it completly. So I thank God for writing Matthew 7: 7. Ask, and you will be given, seek and you will find knock and the door will be opened, I think that God is saying there that he knows we will never fully understand his word, but gives us the oppertunity to ask him in faith and belief for understanding, so we can understand the true meanings through him personally. But yeh, I agree it was written for historical importance, though has some purpose for it to be in there for a valid reason.
 
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Siberian_Khatru

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I'm sure whoever wrote the book wrote it for mostly it's historical importance, not it's religious/theological importance. Considering that it comes directly after Nehemiah and Chronicles (literally historical accounts) then it doesn't seem too far fetched to believe this was the case.
If anyone has any background info on this, I'd really like to check that out. I haven't delved much into what went into canonization (due to time constraints), but I would like to have more knowledge in this area.
 

melita916

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No doubt God was there during the time of Esther, but one question that I ask a lot of different people (that is always in the back of my mind) to get different opinions is why is God's name not mentioned in the book of Esther?


This is far, far, far from a salvation issue and its not that important. I'm just curious on what you may think.
such a good question! and to be honest, i never really thought as to why. i'll see if i have a commentary at home on Esther. now i wanna know :)