Esther looks at the returns from exile by the Jews.
The Book of Esther is the seventeenth book in the Bible and the second of only two which are named after women (the other one being the Book of Ruth). It is set between the first return of Jews from exile, led by Zerubbabel and the second return led by Ezra. Whilst the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah tell us about the Jews who returned to Judah, the Book of Esther deals with the vast majority of Jews who remained in the land of their captivity.
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