Esther 1:I. The Melilla (Scroll) of Esther has intrigued scholars for generations, primarily,because YHVH Himself is never addressed in the book. Yet, hidden within thedepths of the Hebrew language a plot twists
its‟ tentacles connecting
many of theProphets whose works are eschatological in scope. Ezekiel, Daniel, Nehemiah, Ezra,Zechariah, Joel and Jeremiah!
Let‟s examine the name of Esther:
Esther, #635, 'Ecter,
it can mean, „star‟, also hidden. It is cognate
with #631 - #633, meaning to bind, obligate, imprison, a bond of abstention oragreement. What is YHVH obligating Himself in a bond of abstention to hide?And, from whom? WE WILL FIND OUT! Remember the setting of thisaccount is connected with the supposed end of the 70 y
ears of Israel‟s
She is also called „Hadassah‟ her Hebrew name.
The theme of Esther and Purim is that of the Bride being hidden until a future timeof great upheaval
another encounter with Haman, the Anti-Messiah. Yet maskedfurther underneath, is the revelation that the language of Torah, the Hebrewtongue, was also to be hidden until this final encounter, where the Bride and
herkindred and her people will be revealed.
Wait for it…we‟ll be back to visit this…
Hadassah, #1919, Hadaccah
, translated, myrtle. However, Klein‟stells us its‟ root, Hey
-Dalet-Samech, means to totter, to shuffle along, to walk with tottering steps. *Remember this! It is closely related to #1917, haddam, anoun meaning pieces, to tear into pieces. It is used in Dan. 3:29 to refer topeople, nations and
who speak against YHVH being TORN!Ironically, the myrtle tree branches were used to construct the Booths of Tabernacles, called, #5521, sukkah, the root of which, #5520, sok, means acover, or hiding place.With the underlying threat of extinction on the cusp of their release from captivitythe future connection is obvious! Though YHVH has hidden Himself, His Word fora time, causing us to shuffle along and totter having been torn from Torah
Hebrew,because of o
ur Idolatry, He has promised to provide a future hiding place, a „Sok‟.
Spelled Samech-Kaf, its value = 80 the same as the Hebrew letter Pey, meaningmouth, to speak and also that of #3550, kahunnah, the priesthood or office. It is the