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I found the answer by Joseph fascinating and would only like to add that perhaps Haman built the gallows 75 feet high so the whole city would see it. Mordecai had publicly humiliated Haman by not bowing before him; perhaps he wanted to publicly humiliate Mordecai on a gallows all could see Instead Haman had to publicly honor Mordecai by the king's order ...


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To put your hermeneutical fears to rest, the Hebrew says ... להביא את ושתי המלכה to usher-to-come Vashti the queen לפני המלך before the king בכתר מלכות in/with crown of the kingdom להראות העמים והשרים to show to the people and the leaders את יפיה her beauty כי טובה מראה היא that good looking was she I can't find any verse in the Bible that ...


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If this event actually occurred, we are left to form an opinion as to Xerxes' likely intentions when he called for his wife. If the event is fictional, then we can look at the text to see what the author probably intended. Bruce Feiler says, in Where God Was Born, page 331, it is known from Persian records that Queen Amestris, Xerxes' only known wife, ...


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This interpretation---that she was being asked to present herself nude---is a good example of eisegesis. It could, possibly have meant that, but there's precious little hermeneutical evidence for such an interpretation to have any real merit. Interpreting scripture requires that we find the meaning of a text first in its immediate context. Nothing in the ...



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