Would you risk your life to save the lives of your countrymen? That was the deadly dilemma confronting the young Queen Esther, one of the Bible’s most courageous women. The adopted daughter of Mordecai, Esther becomes Queen of Persia because of her beauty. When Haman, chief at the king’s court, learns of Esther’s true birthright, he plots to murder the Jews. Queen Esther’s courage and wisdom helps her to turn a tragedy into a victory that is celebrated today with the feast of Purim.

Learn the Bible from Esther 2–8.