Is the book of Esther truly the inspired word of God, and what are we to make of this word jew that is inserted in this book and throughout the Bible? The word jew should not appear anywhere in the Bible and is falsely inserted instead of Judea, Judean or Judah.
The reason for the insertion of the words jew or jewry, is to give validity to a false religion and a so called chosen people of God.
Rev 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
In its narrowest interpretation a jew (which is a slang word for jewish) would refer to someone from the tribe of Judah. But in the physical sense it is quite impossible for anyone to prove that they are from any of the twelve tribes of Israel. The jewish people then claim this identity simply because they believe in judaism. A modern day Christian living in Judea, would not be referred to as a jew, so religion is the determining factor.
Anyone who has done any serious research into this man made religion, is well aware that it is not at all representative of the true Old Testament covenant, given to the Hebrew people.
Jesus (Yahshua) is the savior of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. None of these men were jewish or practiced judaism, which had yet to be invented. Christ condemned this false religion of the Judeans, when He declared” your house is left unto you desolate”.
Gal 1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it.
Spiritually speaking the true tribe or house of Judah, is indeed dispersed throughout the world. The true Israel of God, represents all who are sealed by Christ Jesus (John 6:27, 2 Cor 1:21-22, Eph 1:12-13).
Here is a link to an article explaining the real meaning of the word jew (click here).
Esth 9:28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.
In the book of Esther, there is not one reference to God, nor one act of worship towards Him. There is however an edict for all jews to forever remember this so-called miraculous deliverance from their enemies.
The story told is that if Haman’s wickedly conceived plans to exterminate the jewish nation had transpired God’s plans for his people might not have come to pass.
This obvious fictitious book was included to introduce the feast of Purim which is celebrated by many jewish people with great vigor today.
The book of Esther simply cannot be included in Holy Scripture, it is just a popular jewish myth. Furthermore the book of Esther can not be validated by non biblical sources.
Esth 9:2-3 The jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of them fell upon all people. And all the rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the deputies, and officers of the king, helped the jews; because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.
Would king Ahasuerus authorize a massacre of his own subjects, and how is it that these Persians would offer no resistance to their own massacre.
If Mordecai’s fame went out throughout all the provinces, why is it that he is not referred to anywhere else in the entire Bible, like in the book of Daniel?
Haman is also not referred to anywhere else in the entire Bible. The king apparently promotes Haman, above all princes in his kingdom, however this character is strangely absent from the records of the history of Persia. The book of Esther is simply a fraudulent insertion into the Word of God.
Esth 8:5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seemright before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king’s provinces
Esther apparently asks the King to reverse the decree devised by Haman, even though no decree can be reversed according to the laws of the Persians and the Medes.
But he does agree not to reverse the decree that she wrote (Esth 1:19, Est 5:8; Dan 6:8; Dan 6:15).
The book of Esther does not belong in the Christian Bible. This celebration of the so called jewish slaughter of their enemies is however quite popular within the religion of judaism today.
Esth 3:10-11 And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews’ enemy. And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.
The decree given unto Haman was not carried out, yet the decree against Daniel whom king Darius was very fond of was (Dan 6:15-16).
Dan 6:8-9 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
The book of Esther is simply a popular jewish myth.
The book of Esther appeals to racist and radical jewish exceptionalism and revenge. It also foreshadows the Zionist doctrine of jews suffering at the hands of irrational hatred from their many enemies. However the exact opposite is true. This book of fiction also celebrates the triumph of jews who obtain a place of prominence not by faith in God but by murder and deceit.