Prophets and Kings -- Study Guide


Chapter 49: In the Days of Queen Esther

1. Why did most Jewish exiles not return to their homeland when they were given the opportunity during the reigns of Cyrus and Darius Hystaspes? PK-SG 52.1

2. What deadly peril came upon the Jews during the reign of Xerxes the Great (or as he is known in Scripture, Ahasuerus)? How did God save His people through Mordecai and Esther? PK-SG 52.2

3. Is there similarity between the experience of Mordecai and that of God’s true followers at the end of time who insist on keeping God’s Sabbath commandment? How would you react to a life-or-death test of loyalty to God? PK-SG 52.3