Sacred Texts  Bible  Bible Commentary  Index 
Esther Index
  Previous  Next 

Notes on the Bible, by Albert Barnes, [1834], at

Esther Chapter 6

Esther 6:3

est 6:3

It was a settled principle of the Persian government that "Royal Benefactors" were to receive an adequate reward. The names of such persons were placed on a special roll, and care was taken that they should be properly recompensed, though they sometimes waited for months or years before they were rewarded.

Esther 6:8

est 6:8

The honors here proposed by Haman were such as Persian monarchs rarely allowed to subjects. Each act would have been a capital offence if done without permission. Still, we find Persian monarchs allowing their subjects in these or similar acts under certain circumstances.

Esther 6:12

est 6:12

It is quite consonant with Oriental notions that Mordecai, after receiving the extraordinary honors assigned him, should return to the palace and resume his former humble employment.

Next: Esther Chapter 7