Learn about the fourth scroll of the megillah, Esther, which is read on the Festival of Purim, which commemorates the rescue of the Jews from Haman’s plottings.
The festival was created after Esther, the beautiful Jewish wife of the Persian king Xerxes, and her cousin Mordecai, persuade the king to retract an order for the annihilation of Jews throughout the empire. The massacre had been plotted by the king’s chief minister, Haman, and the date decided by casting lots (purim). Instead, Haman was hanged on the gallows he built for Mordecai, and, on the day planned for their annihilation, the Jews destroyed their enemies. But how is this book a part of our rich biblical heritage when it doesn’t even mention God? How do we know he’s a part of it when he is hidden and silent in a story that saves?
Join us in this three part sermon on the Story, the Silence, and the Savior.