with our blessings. You must remember that when the Persians took over, that the Persians were anAryan people. They were a people worshipping only One God. That means that they were kinsmen, of theAdamic race. They were a like people to Israel, and not like Nebuchadnezzar, and the Babylonians. Thatis why they were released and freed, so why would Esther ever have to hide?Now lets take a look at Mordecai and his credentials. Mordecai's genealogy will just not hold up, and thefew rabbis that thought that a Christian scholar that might come along and be wise enough to know thetruth. So they had to dig someone up from the past and set a time for that birth to take place. Then theywould have had to make some something stretch, like their shows on television, stretch it a little, tocause it to cover time that simply doesn't exist. So the Kenite rabbis in doing so have almost made amessiah out of Mordecai.Let’s view this a little from the Kenite Jewish Talmud, so to speak. "Rabbis claim Mordecai knew allseventy languages, of all languages of all nations mentioned from Genesis chapter ten." That would takequite a mind, "which the rabbis claimed as seventy (70) nations. And that his age exceeded four hundredyears." You will find this documented in the "Rabbinical Literate, vol 1, page 179."Now let me ask you; When we have to make up stories to that magnitude to make his genealogy and thisbook reach, that is stretching the point quite a bit. But there it is on Volume 1, page 179.It is written, even in the Companion Bible, that Esther was the mother of Cyrus the Great of Persia. Thiswould make the Book of Esther almost believable, if you would believe that lie. Because Cyrus was oneof three men that God [YHVH] the Almighty named before his birth. But you see, was Esther the mother of Cyrus? Absolutely not. A woman named "Mendane", the daughter of Astyages, the last king of Media;was the mother of Cyrus. This is well recorded in History; it is written and logged in ancient records.However Esther is not found in history, not only in Hebrew History, nor in Persian history, Babylonianhistory, or the history of the Medes.Now, the book of Esther is and was accepted by the Nethinims, from the great synagogue, and you cango into the Talmud and they will tell you that it was canonized there, but who do you listen to and studyunder? If you are taking the Kenites instruction, that's dangerous spiritually. The Kenite acceptancerecord was not accepted until the council of Trent, and there it was pronounced that the whole book of Esther to be canonical. Prior to that date it was doubtful whether or not Esther should be included in thecannon. Why? It was a fairy-tale. Any serious scholar can tell that we are dealing with a book of fiction.God's name is not mentioned anywhere in the manuscripts of Esther, but it is hidden five times, and thatis why we can go along with the book being called, "Ishtar, the Hidden". God Himself allowed the Book of Esther to be brought forth so the People would know that His hand was upon it.Then what are we to learn for the Book of Esther? One simple fact. The People that worshipped this holyday, their holy day and not our people, but they are Kenites. This day of "Purim" was never worshippedby Christians, nor did Christ, any of the prophets or the disciples of Christ ever suggest that we do so.The Kenites are Mordecai's people, the "Kenite".So what about Purim? There is some doubt about the festival that is given in Esther, it is taught by manythat the festival was originally a pagan feast. Either Persian, or Babylonian, or Greek of the "new Year,"of the dead", or "of the vintage" of harvest, which has been adopted by Jews and become so firmlyestablished, during the captivity that it could not be abolished. For the Jew, it clearly had no religioussignificance, but was merely of a social character. It was marked by much merry-making, and excess. Itwas however given a patriotic and national character by being transformed into an annual ceremonial of a great deliverance described in the Book of Esther only. Not any other place in history.The Book of Esther was ordered to be read at this feast by the rabbis. Some would maintain thatMordecai and Esther are really the disguised forms of the names of the Babylonian deity of "Murdak"and "Ishtar". Mordecai's day, this day of Purim, had been transformed from a Babylonian myth into astory of national heros, with a patriotic theme. Such a suggestion are of great interest, and shows muchingenuity, but they remain entirely in the realm of theory only. If the origin of the feast as described inEsther is doubtful, then no other theory ever produced can be convincing; unless you call it an out rightlie.