Esther 9:32
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The command of Esther established these customs for Purim, and it was written in the book.

King James Bible
And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

Darby Bible Translation
And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

World English Bible
The commandment of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

Young's Literal Translation
And a saying of Esther hath established these matters of Purim, and it is written in the Book.

Esther 9:32 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

As "the book" elsewhere in Esther always means a particular book - "the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia" - Esther 2:23; Esther 6:1; Esther 10:2 it seems best to give it the same sense here.

Esther 9:32 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Some Miscellaneous Matters Respecting the Face of the Land.
I. Let us begin with that canon concerning reading the Book of Esther in the feast of Purim. "Towns that were begirt with walls from the days of Joshua read it on the fifteenth day" of the month Adar: "Villages and great cities read it the fourteenth day": "Unless that the villages anticipate it, to the day of the congregation." You see a threefold distinction of cities and towns: 1. Fortifications, or towns girt with walls from the days of Joshua. But whence shall we know them? They are those which
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Esther
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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