Chiastic Outline of Esther

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A The Supreme Monarch Ahasuerus (Esther 1:1-2)
B  Feast of Pomp (Esther 1:3-12)
C   Empress is Expelled, (Esther 1:13-22)
D    Esther becomes Queen (Esther 2:1-20)
E     King’s Life is Saved (Esther 2:21-23)
F      Haman’s Plot is Fixed (Esther 3:1-15)
G      Golden Sceptre and Esther's Risk (Esther 4:1-5:3)
H        First Banquet for Haman (Esther 5:4-8)
I          Gladness of Haman, Zeresh, Friends (Esther 5:9-14)
J           Ahasuerus’s Restlessness  (Esther 6:1-6)
X           Mordecai's Reward (Esther 6:7-9)
J           Haman's Reversal (Esther 6:10-12)
I          Gloom of Haman, Zeresh, Friends (Esther 6:13-14)
H        Fatal Banquet for Haman (Esther 7:1-10)
G       Golden Sceptre and Mordecai’s Ring (Esther 8:1-6)
F       Haman’s Plot is Foiled (Esther 8:7-14)
E      Jews’ Lives are Saved (Esther 8:15-17)
D    Mordecai becomes Great (Esther 9:1-4)
C   Enemies are Eliminated (Esther 9:5-16)
B  Feast of Purim (Esther 9:17-32)
A The Second Man Mordecai (Esther 10:1-3)

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