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Esther was an orphan who was raised by her righteous cousin, or uncle, Mordecai. When the king came looking for young women to possibly fill the role of his new queen, Esther made sure to jump into line. She wins favour with the people in the harem and eventually with the king himself, becoming queen.

Mankind has been influenced from the dawn of time, not always for good, by ancient writings that have been passed down through the generations. I suppose the two most famous documents, or books, are the Bible and the Torah. They seemed to have influenced more of mankind than any other.

During my researches I have come across a number of things that defy explanation. Things that were written about thousands of years ago but which still cannot be explained using modern science and modern “common sense”. One such mystery is that of the story, and prophecies,  of Esther.

The Book of Esther, also known in Hebrew as "the Scroll" (Megillah), is a book in the third section (Ketuvim, "Writings") of the Jewish Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and in the Christian Old Testament. ... The books of Esther and Song of Songs are the only books in the Hebrew Bible that do not explicitly mention God. Perhaps, because they don’t need to.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, and other ancient documents and parchments are testament to the fact that men, skilled in the art of writing, recorded the information they contain. There has never been found an incidence of correction or crossing out, such was their dedication to their craft. This, however, does not mean that the men who wrote them were the authors. I believe that no man could have been the author of such writings and the following narrative is the reason why.

In the Book of Esther, which is read during the Jewish holiday of Purim, the story of Haman’s treachery and execution, is graphically told. Haman, and his ten sons were all hanged because of the persecution that they were guilty of against the Jews and, of course, Esther, the King’s wife who was a Jewess herself.

After the hangings, Esther is asked by the King, what more can be done for her and her people, the Jews. Her reply was that she wanted “the ten sons of Haman, hanged upon the gallows”. This puzzled scholars for centuries because they had already been hanged. Perhaps, an in depth look at the parchment might provide some clues.

We know that in ancient Hebrew there were no numbers. Where numerical values were required, these values were assigned to letters. In the recording of the names of Haman’s sons three letters, ‘tas, shin and zain’, were written smaller that the surrounding text and one letter, ‘vav’, was written larger. The numeric values of the letters, when put together, refer to the year 5707 on the Jewish calendar. When we align this with the Gregorian calendar, the one we use, we get the year 1946.

So, What Happened In 1946?

Well, the second world war had finished and people were being tried for crimes against humanity, especially crimes against the Jews by way of the Holocaust. On the first of October 1946, at the Nuremburg Trials, Herman Goerring and ten other Nazis were tried, convicted and sentenced to death for their crimes. They had conducted the biggest persecution against the Jews since the time of Haman and his sons.

On the day of the hanging, 16th October 1946, Goerring was somehow able to take poison and committed suicide. To this day no-one knows how this happened. That left ten to be hanged. The ‘ten’ sons of Haman referred to by Esther?

Additionally, the 16th of October 1946, the day of the hangings, fell exactly on the Jewish holiday ‘Hoshna Raba’ which is considered the last day of judgement in a chain of High Holidays.

Now, I don’t know about you, but taking everything into account, how the documents were written and the sequence of events that transpired, I don’t think they can be explained by ‘coincidence’.

No one man could have written it. A series of men over the centuries, couldn’t have written it as many historians claim. No. There can only have been one author and it couldn’t have been a mere man.

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

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