Introduction to Esther Chapter 8

This chapter relates the gifts Ahasuerus gave to Esther and Mordecai, Esther 8:1, the suit Esther made to him to reverse the letters for the destruction of the Jews, Esther 8:3, which, though it could not be formally granted, was in effect done by letters sent to the Jews, giving them power to rise in their own defence, and slay their enemies, Esther 8:7, the consequence of which, and the advancement of Mordecai, were matter of great joy to the Jews, Esther 8:15.