Study Guide

Book of Esther Figures

Esther (Hadassah)

Esther is the heroine, the main character. That's obvious, given that the book is named after her...

Mordecai

Mordecai is a lot like Daniel or Joseph, except he's not quite as awesome or good at interpreting...

Ahasuerus

What exactly is this dude thinking? It's a tough question, we admit. King Ahasuerus agrees to...

Haman

Ah, Haman—he's the wicked Wormtongue whispering in the ear of Ahasuerus (kudos if you got...

Vashti

Vashti doesn't get a speaking part in Esther, but her actions speak much louder than her words....

Hegai and Hathach

These guys are eunuchs (servants who have been castrated—or are otherwise sexually...

Bigthan and Teresh

These guys are eunuchs too, but unlike Hegai and Hathach who are positive characters, they're...

Zeresh and Friends

Haman's wife Zeresh and his friends are the people who come up with the ostensibly bright idea of...