Esther: A Contrarian View

The Book of Esther is about Jews who took over a foreign empire and murdered those they did not like. These Jews set up their own laws and festivals and customs completely outside of the laws and customs Moses handed down. Esther is a whore riding the beast (an empire). Parallels with the Beast and Whore of Revelation. There is no appeal to God, Moses or the Patriarchs in the book of Esther. They are their own people and religion apart from God, living in the lands of others.

Pur, that is the lot, was cast before Haman from day to day and from month to month. . .
Esther 3:7

beware that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’  Deuteronomy 12:30

“But you who forsake the Lord,
Who forget My holy mountain,
Who set a table for [a]Fortune,
And who fill cups with mixed wine for [b]Destiny,
 I will destine you for the sword,
And all of you will bow down to the slaughter.
Because I called, but you did not answer;
I spoke, but you did not hear.
And you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”

Isaiah 65:11-12


 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” And he carried me away [a]in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and [b]adorned with gold and precious [c]stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the [d]saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered [e]greatly.  Revelation 17:1-6

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