Don’t mess with Esther! My grandmother’s name was Esther but I don’t remember her quite like this. There are a couple of interesting facts in this book, first is the fact that there is no mention of God in this book at all. Some do not think it should have been included in the Bible as a result, but I think that is ridiculous. The second thing I noticed is that there were a lot of people impaled on poles. Again, the acceptance of killing, not only men but women and children, seems to be so culturally acceptable. If you cross anyone in the Old Testament, you could too easily end up on a pole!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.