The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

A Matter of Life and Death As noted in a previous article, the book of Esther is built upon the theme of life and death. Lives are threatened (the king’s life by the doorkeepers, Mordecai’s life by Haman, and the lives of the Jews by Haman), lives are lost (the doorkeepers, Haman, Haman’s sons, and the enemies of the Jews), and lives are saved (Aha