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

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1 Chronicles thru Job: Timeless Stories and Life Lessons (QuickNotes Simplified Bible Commentary) by Dr. Tremper Longman 10:1-2
1 Chronicles–Job (The Expositor's Bible Commentary) by Tremper Longman III 10:1-2
The Annotated Bible, Volume 3: Ezra to Psalms by Arno Clemens Gaebelein 10:1-2
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
Beacon Bible commentary by Ralph Earle 10:1-2
Behold Your Queen by Gladys Malvern
Bible History Commentary Old and New Testaments, Complete Set by Werner Herman Franzmann
An EHV Study Bible - Evangelical Heritage Version by God 10:1-2
Esther by Miriam Chaikin
Esther by Carol M. BechtelEsther 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 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 & Daniel (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible) by Samuel WellsEsther 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 for Such a Time as This by Carl ArmerdingEsther 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 Through the Centuries by Jo CarruthersEsther 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: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Joyce G. BaldwinEsther 2-10
Esther: The star and the sceptre : a novel by Gini Andrews
The Expositor's Bible Commentary (Volume 4) 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job by Frank E. Gaebelein 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 - Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) by Wartburg ProjectEsther 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: Hertel's Standard Alphabetical Indexed (King James Version) 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: King James Version (KJV)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: 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
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
Jps Commentary on Esther (JPS Bible Commentary) by Adele BerlinEsther 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
Layman's Bible Commentary Vol. 4: 1 Chronicles thru Job by Dr. Tremper Longman 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
NIV Life Application Study Bible 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
NIV Study Bible, Personal Size 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
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
Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations: A Bible Commentary for Everyday (People's Bible Commentary) by Robert FyallEsther 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
Ruth, Jonah, Esther (Believers Church Bible Commentary) by Eugene F. RoopEsther 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

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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