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    authority that women in previous times had never had before. Both the Roman and Persian women who obtained this power did so in different ways, and these women also both conducted themselves differently once obtaining this uncommon privilege. Livia and Esther were both some of the first patricians in their respective ancient societies. They served under both emperors and a king, and through both their sexuality and intellect, they rose to a prominent and powerful position. Livia was known…

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    The book of Esther tells the history of the tradition Purim, riving from the word ‘pur’ meaning ‘a lot.’ Haman, the highest official in King Antiochus’ court, planned to destroy all of the Jews in the Kingdom of Ahasuerus because a Jew named Mordecai did not obey his commands. To save their people, Mordecai and his niece Esther must come up with a plan to save the Jews in the kingdom. The tradition of Purim is to celebrate when the Jews were relieved from their enemies when King Ahasuerus agreed…

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    Esther The following paragraph is based primarily from chapter 14 of the Illustrated Bible Survey. The book of Esther was written anonymously in approximately 450-400 B.C. and is one of the five books that belong to the “Rolls.” Due to the historically accurate account of Persian culture, the author is thought to be a Persian Jew. Leading many to believe the book was written by Mordecai. The book of Esther continuously shows God’s sovereignty over His people, giving a message of hope to both…

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    One Night With The King

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    viewing and researching the film and also gain new answers to the list of questions we were required to address in our film paper. Something I found to be one of the most important ideas we discussion was the presence of the Star of David in the film. Esther treasured a necklace that was given to her by her family; strung onto this necklace was a beautiful crystal. Even though it was not mentioned in any of the historical documents my group members and I viewed, this necklace played an…

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    that he might choose a successor to the unruly Vashti. The King chose Esther, an orphan daughter of a Benjaminite named Abihail. Esther was originally named Hadassah,…

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    Esther Johnson's Story

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    's name is Esther Johnson, a field slave from a nearby cotton plantation. The child is her daughter born only a few weeks ago on the date of, August 1, 1843. Esther stops to catch her breath. She has been on the run for several hours. She looks around and spots a huge oak tree where she, and the baby could hide behind. Breathing heavily clinching the baby close tightly, Esther runs to the tree, stops slowly turns around with her back to the tree, and slides down to rest. As she sat…

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    Queen Esther in the Book of Esther is an example of displaying this type of power. Because she was in good favor with her husband, Ahasuerus, who was the King of Persia, she was able to protect the Jews from a pogrom against them directed by the king’s royal chief advisor, Haman. Esther had privileges, power, and the king’s favor, because he greatly loves her as the bible stated, “The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she won his grace…

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    this issue? The answer is yes. However, it is not as big of an issue today as it had been in the past. There are many women in history that did not get recognized for their hard work and discovery. You might not be familiar with Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Esther Lederberg, and Chien-Shiung Wu. These are women who helped with advancements in science. Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a scientist who discovered pulsars. She made the discovery in 1967 while a graduate at Cambridge University as a radio…

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    Eve: A Necessary Evil

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    There are not too many stories of the Bible that contain women. The few women that I am focusing on, Eve, Delilah, Vashti and the daughters of Lot, are a few of the females considered “bad” to some people. Their stories have given society an idea of what deeds are seen as moral and those that are wrong. All of these women have performed a sinful act, but there are actions that are considered bad and others that could be seen as good. From the beginning, Eve has represented women and all of…

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    some interesting books. Books are important for expanding our knowledge and help to develop our ability to make rational decisions. Reading different types of book can open our minds and prevent us from being frogs in the well, someone who cannot see a big picture since he or she is a close-minded. “American libraries should be open to all – except censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticism. Let us welcome controversial books and…

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