The Book of Esther-Part 2

In Matt 5.18 it says “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter (the “yod”) or stroke (a “taggin” or crown above the letters) shall pass away from the Torah until it is accomplished.” In other words, God chose the letters and the letters the Lord chose mean something, every one of them. This includes how the letters are arranged, their size and the spacing. It also includes what letter has been added or deleted from a word. Here are a few examples.

The word “generations” in Hebrew is “toldot” made up of a tav, vav, lamed, dalet, vav, tav for those who know Hebrew. In Gen 2.4, toldot (generations) is written out fully. But after that, one vav is missing from the word. In Gen 25.12 and 1 Chr 1.29 there are no vavim in the word. Toldot is written out fully again in Ruth 4.18. Why is this like this? The letter vav is representative of man, the number six in Hebrew. Man was created on the sixth day and there are 6000 years to the Messianic Kingdom. Before Adam sinned, man’s generations was complete. But after he sinned, man’s generations were incomplete due to sin. The only place it is written out fully again is Ruth 4.18 where the generations leading to David, and eventually the Messiah is given and the Messiah will restore man’s generations again. There, toldot is written out fully.

Another example of this is in Lev 1.1. The word “vayikra” (“called”) has a small “aleph” but the next word has an oversized “aleph.” The meaning is the small aleph was Moses, but there will be a big aleph (the Messiah-Deut 18.15) after him. In another example, Num 29.12, 19, 32 have three extra letters in those verses. The three extra letters make up the Hebrew word “mayim” meaning water. The Pharisees use this to say that at the festival of Sukkot (what the passages talk about), water was required to be “poured” out on the altar. Water was a main theme of Sukkot, with such passages as Isa 12.3 and Jer 17.12-14 being main passages recited then.

John 7.37-39 reiterates this theme at the festival of Sukkot and Yeshua’s words about the Spirit. So, anytime a letter is oversized, missing, added or placed in an odd position, God is communicating something. That is why a believer should at least have a working knowledge of Hebrew so they can see these things for themselves. What you are learning in this teaching is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of these in the Scriptures, but we can only touch on a few in the book of Esther.

In the book of Esther, she had two names. Her Hebrew name was Hadassah, which means “myrtle.” Esther is a loan word from Ishtar, meaning “beautiful moon.” The Rabbi’s over the years have asked “Where is the name Esther spoken of in the Torah?” In Deut 31.18, the word “hide” there has the same consonants as Esther. In the book of Esther, God’s name is “hidden” and never mentioned. However, it is found in four verses in Hebrew (1.20; 5.4; 5.13 and 7.7). Now, in Est 3.1 we find that Haman is a descendant of Agag, the Amalekite. In Exo 17.8-16 we see Israel was attacked by the Amalekites at Rephidim, which means “to depart.” Amamlek comes from the word “am (people) Molech (a fire god)” or it could have a reference to “am (people) melek (king).” Anyway, they attacked the tribe of Dan in the rear (Deut 25.17-19). Amalek is a major concept in the Scriptures, especially Esther, and used as a type of Satan and the false messiah.

We are told in Exo 17.14 and Deut 25.19 to blot out his name, so that is why you shout when you hear his name when the scroll of Esther is read at Purim, and sometimes people write his name on the soles of their shoes. Amalek was a descendant of Esau (Gen 36.12). Now, in Gen 14.7 we see that there were four kings from Mesopotamia who conquered the land of the Amalekites. From the “ayin” (a Hebrew letter) in Gen 14.7 to the “kuf” in Gen 36.12, there are 12,110 letters. This is the exact amount of letters in the book of Esther, and Esther deals with the Amalekite Haman.
Esther is called the “hidden book” because you must seek out the information.

Haman the Agagite (Est 3.1-Amalekite) is a picture of Satan and the false messiah, the first to attack Israel (Num 24.20). King Saul was commissioned to destroy Amalek (1 Sam 15.1-3) but he didn’t, spared Agag and eventually died at the hands of an Amalekite (2 Sam 1.1-10). Mordechai (“myrrh of life” and a type of Yeshua) is a descendant of Benjamin, of the family of Kish and related to King Saul (Esther 2.5). Now, there was a decree to destroy the Jews written on the 13th of Nisah. They fast for three days and Esther holds a second banquet on the 17th of Nisan, Hamans plot is exposed and he is hung on the same day. The 17th of Nisan is the day the Ark rested on the mountains of Ararat, Israel crossed the Red Sea and escaped Pharaoh who drowned and died on that day and the day Yeshua rose from the dead, destroying Satan.

Now, Haman cast “lots” (purim) to determine what month the Jews would be killed (Est 3.6-7). He did this before he ever obtained permission to kill the Jews from the king. The date arrived at was the 13th of Adar (Est 3.12). So, Haman had a premeditated plan to murder the Jews, and even built a gallows for Mordechai before he had permission to do so. Esther 9 is the big chapter in this story. The King allowed the Jews to defend themselves and Haman’s ten sons (a picture of the ten Nazi’s hung and the ten kings who follow the false messiah) and five hundred others are killed on the 13th of Adar (Est 9.11-13). Est 9.7-10 lists the ten sons of Haman who were hung. The Hebrew usually has the Scriptures written in a “brick wall” formation, which denotes strength. But here, these names are written in column form, meaning “weakness.” It lists the names in one column, and then the word “v’et” in the other column. V’et means “there will be ten more.” Go to an Interlinear Bible to see this for yourself. Also, in the list of the ten sons of Haman, there are three “shrunken” letters: a tav, a shin and a zayin. These letters mean “1946” and in 1946 the Nuremburg War trials began.

Nuremburg was the center of Nazism (the replica Pergamon altar was built there for Nazi rally’s, parades and speeches by Hitler). Anti-semitic laws and “Kristalnacht” started there and ten Jews died. Now, eleven men were convicted to die after the trials, with Hermann Goering being the leader. In Military trials, execution is usually by firing squad, but they were condemned to be hung because they didn’t deserve that kind of death for what they did. But, Goering committed suicide, bringing the total to be hung to ten.

Remember what the book of Esther said, there will be “ten more” (v’et)? Julius Streicher was one of the ten. He was most committed to the destruction of the Jews. His headquarters was Nuremburg and he wrote a newspaper called “Der Sturmer” and in May, 1924 he wrote a paper called “Das Purim Fest” where he twisted the Purim story in Esther into an anti-Semitic story. This was years before Hitler and World War II. It was used to justify anti-Semitic attitudes. As he was about to be hung, he shouts out “Purim fest 1946” and “I am with God” and “Adele, my dear wife.” The date was October 16, 1946 or the 21st of Tishri, the seventh day of Sukkot called Hoshanah Rabbah.

In the Talmud, in tractate Rosh Ha Shannah 84.8, it says that a man is judged on Rosh Ha Shannah, on Yom kippur he is sealed and on Hoshanah Rabbah he is executed. Now, going back to Est 9.6-13, why were the ten sons killed and then hung? Because it was to happen twice (v’et) and to show they were cursed (Deut 21.22-23). In Part 3, we will pick up here and discuss the “enlarged vav” in the first letter of the last name (Vayezatha) of the ten sons and give the reason for this. From there we will continue discussing the encoded prophetic messages in the book of Esther.

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