The Shrine venerated as the tomb of Esther and Mordecai in Hamedan, Iran.
(photo credit: NICK TAYLOR / WIKIPEDIA)
The Book of Esther is the most entertaining book in the Bible – especially if you like satire and black humor. But it is also a very problematic work from many points of view. As history, it seems to have no factual basis. The book begins like a historical chronicle – “It happened in the days of Ahasuerus....” (1:1) and later states that this story about Mordecai is “recorded in the annals of the Kings of Media and Persia.” (10:2)
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