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Esther, Book of: The authorship of this book is unknown. It must have been obviously
written after the death of Ahasuerus (the Xerxes of the Greeks), which
took place B.C. 465 The minute and particular account also given of
many historical details makes it probable that the writer was
contemporary with Mordecai and Esther. Hence we may conclude that the
book was written probably about B.C. 444 and that the author was one of
the Jews of the dispersion. This book is more purely historical than
any other book of Scripture; and it has this remarkable peculiarity
that the name of God does not occur in it from first to last in any
form. It has, however, been well observed that "though the name of God
be not in it, his finger is." The book wonderfully exhibits the
providential government of God.