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People/Characters: Mordecai, son of Jair, uncle and foster father of Esther

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Be Committed by Warren W. WiersbeEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Behold Your Queen by Gladys Malvern
Bible History Commentary Old and New Testaments, Complete Set by Werner Herman Franzmann
Esther by Carey A. MooreEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Esther and Ruth (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Iain M. DuguidEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Esther Interactive DVD by Nest Family EntertainmentEsther 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Esther: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Joyce G. BaldwinEsther 2-10
Esther: the star and the sceptre by Gini Andrews
The Expositor's Bible Commentary, volume 4: 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job by Frank E. GaebeleinEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther by Walter F. AdeneyEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (OT Daily Study Bible Series) by J. G. McConvilleEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther by Mervin BrenemanEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Gilded Chamber by Rebecca Kohn
Handbook on the Historical Books by Victor P. HamiltonEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Holy Bible by Hertel Bible PublishersEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated Out of the Original Tongues: And with the Former Translations Dilligently Compared and Revised By His Majesty's Special Command (Teachers' Edition)Esther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Holy Bible: Containing the old and new testaments translated out of the original tougues and with the former translations diligently compared & revised: The authorized King James Version (KJV) by The Word Publishing CompanyEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Holy Bible: New American Standard Bible (NASB) by The Lockman FoundationEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Holy Bible: New International Version (NIV) by ZondervanEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Holy Bible: New Living Translation by TyndaleEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
If I Perish, I Perish by W. Ian ThomasEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew-Greek-English by Jay P. GreenEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Interpreter's Bible, Vol. 3: Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job by George Arthur ButtrickEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
King Ahasuerus: A Shadow or Type of the Lord Jesus Christ: From the Book of Esther by Susan Steele
Life Application Study Bible NIV by TyndaleEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Living Bible by Kenneth Nathaniel TaylorEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Lutheran Study Bible: English Standard Version by Edward A. EngelbrechtEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Nave's Topical Bible by Orville J. NaveEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The New Jerusalem Bible by Henry WansbroughEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The NIV Application Commentary Esther by Karen H. JobesEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The Oxford self-pronouncing Bible; The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original by King James TranslationEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Popular Commentary of the Bible: Old Testament, Volume 1 by Paul Edward KretzmannEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
The redaction of the books of Esther : on reading composite texts by Michael V. Fox
The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (ESV) by R. C. SproulEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Septuaginta : Vetus Testamentum Graecum Vol. VIII,3: EstherEsther 2-10
Underdogs and Tricksters: A Prelude to Biblical Folklore (New Voices in Biblical Studies) by Susan Niditch
Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 9: Ruth/Esther by Frederic BushEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2
Zondervan NIV Study Bible by Kenneth L. BarkerEsther 2:5-11,15-23 3:1-6, 4, 5:9-14, 6:10-14, 7:9-10, 8, 9:3-4,20-23,29-31, 10:1-2

Character description

(Biblical figure) Mordecai is one of the main personalities in the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. He is described as being the son of Jair, of the tribe of Benjamin. Mordecai resided in Susa (Shushan or Shoushan), the metropolis of Persia (now Iran). He adopted his orphaned cousin (Esther 2:7), Hadassah (Esther), whom he brought up as if she were his own daughter.

When "young virgins" were sought, she was taken into the presence of King Ahasuerus and was made queen in the place of the exiled queen Vashti. Subsequently, Mordecai discovered a plot of the king's chamberlains Bigthan and Teresh to assassinate the king. Because of Mordecai's vigilance, the plot was foiled.

The King eventually made Mordecai his chief advisor. Haman was executed on gallows he had erected for Mordecai.

The feast of Purim celebrates these reversals.

Mordecai in Wikipedia

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