Book of Esther: Chapter 3

One after these events can Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hama data the aggregate and advanced him and established his authority over all the princes who were with him. To all the king’s servants who were at the Kings gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman. Four so the king had commanded concerning him, but Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage. Three Then the king servants who were at the king’s gate said to Mordecai, why are you transgressing the king’s command? For now it was when they had spoken daily to him and he would not listen to them that they tell Haman to see whether mordekaiser reason would stand for he had told him that he was a Jew. Five when Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage. Six, but he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the People have Mordecai work. Therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of a hash awareness, seven in the first month, which is the month Nissan and the 12th year of King hash awareness pure that is the lot was cast before Haman from day to day and from month to month, until the 12th month, that is the month Adar eighth and Haman said to King a hash awareness, there is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different from those of other people and they do not observe the Kings laws. So it is not in the Kings interest to let them remain. Nine it is pleasing to the king Let it be decreed that they’d be destroyed. And I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who carry on the Kings business to put into the king’s treasuries. 10. Then the king took a signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hama date that they aggregate the enemy of the Jews 11 the king said to Haman, the silver is yours and the people also to do with them as you please. 12 minutes King scribes were summoned on the 13th day of the first month, and it was written just as Haman commanded to the King satrix to the governor’s who were over each province and to the Princess of each people, each province according to its script, each people according to its language, being written in the name of King hash awareness and sealed with the king signet ring. 13 letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces to destroy, to kill and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children in one day, the 13th day of the 12th month, which is the month of dar and to seize their possessions as plunder 14 a copy of the edict to be issued as law in every province was published to all the people so that they should be ready for this day. 15 The couriers went out and PAL by the Kings command while the decree was issued at the Citadel in Susa. And while the king and Haman sat down to drink, the city of Susa was in confusion. Chapter Three of Esther starts with the promotion of Haman. A quick question about it. Is Why? Well, the Lord wanted to destroy Haman, but wanted to wait till people knew who he was. Haman had to become known in the world and an influence on the king. And then the Lord would punish Haman because of the oppression that he and his ancestors caused Israel to endure. Now Mordecai did not bow down Haman and the targum rashaan tells us that Haman had an image on his chest of himself. And mortar Kai refused to bow down before an image. Now that image could have been him, like I said, or it could have been a pagan god or a Persian God. And Mordecai placed his faith in obedience in the Lord so he could not bow down. So Haman enquired, who this morning high was and he learned that mortdecai As a Jew, a descendant of Jacob. Haman, on the other hand, was an ancestor of Esau. And Haman determined that he would take revenge over what Jacob did to Esau and that is stealing the birthright. Now, Haman decided to destroy the Hebrew people, by casting a lot to figure out what date he was going to do this on. Now, why would he do that? Well, history shows that when other nations pick days to destroy Israel, they never succeeded. So he thought he would try a little bit of luck and see if he could fare a little bit better. Now, the date that he picked, is kind of interesting. It’s going to be in a dar. There’s a mention in verse 15, that the city of Susa was in confusion and the target where Sean says that the city was in confusion, because the Gentiles were reading Gers rejoicing over the king’s edict while the people of Israel or weeping, and that caused confusion between the people. Well thoughts on this chapter. Vengeance is something that Dies Hard, sometimes never dies. Haman wanted vengeance for an event that happened centuries earlier. The event of Jacob obtaining the birthright from Esau was probably a turning point for Esau his descendants. The story of Jacob and Esau in Genesis says that when Jacob left lavon and met, he saw that Esau had forgiven him and the brothers reunited. Even though the two brothers came together, the descendants of Esau never forgave the descendants of Jacob emelec a descendent of Esau attacked Israel when they came out of Egypt. And we’re in the Sinai desert throughout the centuries until the Romans destroyed Esau his descendants. We call them the EDM Knights. They attempted to destroy Israel, the God. The Lord extended me protected his chosen people, and never allowed Esau his descendants to destroy Israel. The Lord will always protect those who belong to the Lord. The Lord expects his people to live by the commandments found in the Torah and the prophets and by doing so, they will have the Lord’s protection.