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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Esther 3

Haman sets up his genocide plans

Summary:
The king then made a man, Haman, have a highly honoured position. Everyone bowed to him, but Mordecai refused. Haman wasn't content on just killing Mordecai, he thought that killing the entire Jewish race would be a fairer judgement.

He told the king about this race who disobeyed the king's commands, and offered 10,000 talents of silver to have them killed.

So a law was made for all the Jews (yip... all of them) to be killed at a local level on the 13th of December.

Key verse:
15. The king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa was bewildered.

My thoughts:
The key verse is a bit random. I put it there because it confuses me.

What is it with people wanting to kill the Jews? There are a lot of people who actually just want the Jews to not exist. Take Iran for example.

For such a insignificant people, the Jews manage to inhabit the centre of human history and current events.

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