Esther 9, the Jews triumph, Purim celebrated.
They hanged the ten sons of Haman for public display after they were killed!
A Purim gragger, make a joyful noise!
Esther 8, Esther saves the Jews.
After a very successful tour to India, (“She came, she spoke, she conquered, Hindustan Times) former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin went to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Security was tight,
And Sarah Palin, with her husband Todd were invited to a private Purim dinner at the Prime Minister’s home.
Then, in May 2011 the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke: Here is a small excerpt
And President Obama became custodian of a handwritten scroll of Esther.
Esther 7, Haman hanged.
God’s name is never mentioned in Esther, not even once! Neither is worship, prayer or sacrifice. The Name of God appears in code in the name of the main actors. Is this coincidence or is the book written to hide its true nature as a sacred writing?
The hand of God is everywhere in the book.
Back to the main script. Everything is proceeding matter-of -factly.
Esther 6, a case of insomnia, Mordecai honored.
The events in Esther has always fascinated artists through the ages. This is a Dutch 15 century painting from the Azor Masters, https://www.artbible.info/art/museums/83
Esther 5, Esther’s Banquet, Haman’s rage against Mordecai.
From CBN’s “Esther: For such a time as this.”
Esther 4, Mordecai persuades Esther to risk her life to save the Jews.
According to 1 Samuel, God told Samuel to utterly destroy the Agagites, but Saul did not do so, so Saul lost his kingdom to David. Since then there was great animosity between the Agagites and the Jews.