Messianic symbols, message in the Book of Esther

Many wonder why the Book of Esther is in the Bible, because the name of God is not mentioned in it. Yet actually, God is mentioned throughout the account. The main people in the book also are symbols for God, God’s Messiah, Israel and the Adversary, aka haSatan.

The Hebrew name of the king of Persia at this time — אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ Akhashverosh — also can be an acronym for a Hebrew phrase translated as, “He who was and is and is to come.” This should remind us of this description in Revelation:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, Who was and Who is and Who is to come.” (Rev 4:8; cf. Isa. 6:3; Rev. 1:8)

The history surrounding the first Purim should take our minds forward to God’s revelation of a similar situation befalling the people of God before the Day of the Lord. The Adversary will make war against the “holy ones” of God, and the Messiah will bring that scheme to an end with the death of the Adversary.

Speaker: Daniel Agee

Banner Photo: Photo from Menashri via Creative Commons License. 

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