The timing of this story is about 450 BC. By this time, the Roman republic was founded about 50 years before that and there were two classes of people established. The Patricians were the rulers and they were “royal” and these rulers consisted of about 120 families. The Plebians were the non-rulers and non-royalty. The Plebians will rebel and take one of the seven hills around Rome and form a “tribunal.”
Being a part of the tribunal makes you a “tribune.” At first, there were only two, but around 450 BC, it grew to ten. These ten were called the “decem viri” meaning “ten men” and they served two years until they were overthrown for being corrupt. But they did accomplish a few things. They established the code of Roman law on 12 clay tablets, but these were lost. The Romans worked under these laws for hundreds of years until they changed it. These laws affected western law even though the codes were lost. They were rediscovered in the 1500’s in the Vatican and Europe (except for England) based their laws on them, including the power of the “veto” meaning “I forbid.”
Now, Haman was not royalty and neither were his sons. In Dan 7.25 and Rev 17.12 says that the false messiah and the ten rulers, who come out of Europe, will have no authority at first, like Haman and his ten sons and the “decem viri.” Haman sought to annihilate the Jews and so will the false messiah and the ten rulers (Dan 7.25; Rev 12.13-17). So, let’s look at some hidden messages on Haman from the book of Esther. In Est 1.5; from the last Hebrew letter “nun” every nine letters, four times spells “Ra Nachash” which means evil serpent.
In Est 3.9, starting with the shin in “I will pay (Hebrew “Eshkol”) every five letters, five times spells “seraph shabak” meaning “fiery serpent intertwined” which is an allusion to Leviathan, who is a picture of the false messiah (Isa 27.1; Psa 74.13; Job 26.12-13). In Est 3.11, starting with the first “hey” and counting every six letters, six times spells “Haman and Satan.” In Est 4.11, with the “nun” in the word “inner” counting every fifteen letters spells “nachash” (serpent). Starting with the “shin” in “unless” every fifteen letters spells “Satan.” Now, remember we gave you an example of an encoded message from Lev 1.1? The small “aleph” there is Moses, followed by an enlarged “aleph” meaning the Messiah.
In 1 Chr 3.3, starting from the second letter “chet” and counting every 111 letters seven times it spells “yoash mashiach” meaning “the Lord hasten the Messiah.” The numerical value of 111 back into Hebrew spells “aleph” which is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See how the “aleph” (the first) refers to Messiah? In Est 5.4, starting with the “resh” in Mordechai, counting in sequential digression (11, 10, 9, 8, 7, etc) it spells “Ro’ah Satan olah” meaning “evil Satan of the holocaust.”
Now, take that back to what we said about the Pergamon altar, the ten sons, and the ten Nazi’s that were hung. In Est 7.10, there is the word “shachachah” meaning “subsided.” This word has an extra “chof” in it (it should read “shachah” not “shachachah”). The Rabbi’s said God’s anger subsided after Haman’s death. In Est 9.23, the word “undertook” is singular, it should be plural. This means that the people were in unity about what Mordechai had written to them.
In Est 9.29, there is an enlarged “tav” in “wrote” because this is prophetic of the Messianic Kingdom when the “tav” (the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet meaning the seal of truth, sign, cross, covenant) and the Messiah (Rev 1.8) will be “enlarged.” The word truth in Hebrew is “emet” consisting of the first (aleph), middle (mem) and last (tav) letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Deliverance is the theme of Esther, it is not just historical but it is prophetic of a future deliverance.
In Dan 12.11-12 it says, “And from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished, and the abomination od desolation is set up there shall be 1290 days. How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1335 days!” This is what tbis verse means.
The festival of Purim is 30 days prior to the half-way point of the tribulation on Nisan 10. If you go from the festival of Purim, the setting up of the abomination of Desolation and the stopping of the sacrifices 1290 days you will come to the end of the tribulation on Yom Kippur, Tishri 10 (Adar 10 to Tishri 10 is 1290 days). Then, if you start at the half-way point of the tribulation (Nisan 10) and go ahead 1260 days (time, times and half a time) you also come to the end of the tribulation on Yom Kippur, Tishri 10. If you add 75 days to that you come to the festival of Chanukah, 1335 days after the mid-point of the tribulation on Nisan 10.
Yeshua the Messiah will dedicate Ezekiel’s Temple on that Chanukah, and you are blessed if you see this because it means you are a believer and have made it into the Messianic Kingdom. In conclusion, we hope you have had a good glimpse into the encoded messages in the book of Esther, but, every book has such messages and the Lord said there were such things in his word (Matt 5.18). We will continue to point these out when we come across them in our studies and hopefully this will help you as you study God’s word with us.
“CompuTorah” by Moshe Katz
“Prophecies in the Book of Esther” by Joseph Good, Hatikva Ministries
Various collections of personal notes