Hadassah Of Shushan Is Prophetic

he book of Esther is the third book in
scripture from the time of the Persian Union, a period that
addresses the Jewish repatriation to Jerusalem. Set in the shadow of the
understanding seen in Nehemiah and Ezra, Esther is the pagan
name of the Jewish maiden Hadassah that found herself embroiled in
the political intrigue that threatened a genocide against her people.

 Her cousin Mordecai had instructed her to conceal
her heritage -- hence the usage of the name that is derived from the
Luciferian Ashteroth, or Ishtar, or Astarte (each
name means a star, and they are all related to queen of
heaven that is worshiped to this very day.

The story involves not only an historical event, but
like the other books that are mistakenly thought to be simply
historical from this period (Nehemiah and Ezra), it is
prophetic as the characters are analogous to events at the end of days. 

In the tale, Haman, the Agagite is
clearly seen as the enemy of the LORD's Old Covenant people (the
Christians are now the "chosen generation" - I Peter 2:9). He is
opposed by Mordecai, an outsider to the throne, who has
intelligence concerning the ensuing political events through the agency of
the crypto-Jew in the palace, his cousin Esther.

Some have seen in this account a rather unflattering
glimpse of the shadowy practices of the contemporary state of Israel as
they maneuver for political advantage behind the thrones of the modern
world, and to a certain extent, that element is present. However, the
storyline revolves around a pre-existing plot to destroy the Jews
by a historical enemy of Israel, the Amalekites.

Agag (note the similarity to the name Gog),
the father of the Agagites (from which Haman is descended), was descended
from the Amalekites, who are thought to be related to the Arabians.
Thus, we might cast the Persian Union, the pagan power of its day,
in the role of America, and Haman in the role of Saudi Arabia.
As evidence exists indicating the secretive Islamic cell group known as
Al Quaida
is actually an American financed, trained, and equipped
black budget operation under the CIA asset known as Osama bin Ladin
(a Saudi Arabian), we have all the components for a shocking tale
of intrigue, double-cross, and conspiracy.

One of the most obvious perceptions of the story of
Esther
(the Persian name for the Jewess Hadassah) is the analogy
concerning Vashti and Ahasuerus, her husband and the king of
Persia. In the narrative, the king sponsors an enormous celebration of the
apparent prosperity of the kingdom.

The huge feasts, banquets, and revelry lasted precisely
for 180 days --- a subtle indicator the ancient kingdom was still cycled
under the 360 day lunar calendar (180 being precisely six 30 day
months). Indeed, later when the king is pressed with a perplexing problem,
we learn the "wise men" which the text tells us "knew the times" (Esther
1:13) come in to advise him. Apparently astrologers, those that understand
the "times" were in a position of great influence.

At the height of the celebration, Vashti is
summoned to the great banquet so Ahasuerus can show her off "her
beauty: for she was fair to look on" (Esther 1:11). In an apparent show of
defiance, Vashti refused to respond to the king's authority which, and
embarrassed him before his court. As the spouse of the king who enjoyed
the great benefits of his blessing, this was a great affront.

As the story progresses, Ahasuerus sends her to
exile, and a great search is made throughout the vast kingdom for a
beautiful virgin to be joined to the king. Thus, Hadassah, who is called
Esther, a "maid...fair and beautiful" (Esther 2:7) will end up in the
wonderful role as the bride of the great king.

The obvious analogy that practically jumps off the page
is that of contentious Israel, who has all the benefits as the wife
of Jehovah, but disdains them and dishonours Him. After repeated
warnings through his prophets and his priests that such behaviour cannot
be tolerated , after much longsuffering, in anger and judgment, the LORD
puts her aside. Jeremiah cogently tells the tale:

"Because they have not hearkened to my
words, saith the Lord, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets,
rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the Lord."
(Jeremiah 29:19).

Thus, Vashti, as a symbol of Israel, is put
aside, and the king determines to take another to himself. She is Esther,
but in her heart, she is actually Hadassah.

As the story of the plot to kill the
great king Ahasuerus is revealed, we learn the Jewish Moredecai becomes
aware of it, and issues a warning through Hadassah (Esther the Queen).
After the Mordecai surreptitiously passes
the data concerning the assassination it is firmly
implied that Haman takes the credit. Because the plot to
kill the king was internal, and existed among the king's "chamberlains"
(which were essentially administrative positions), it is likely the king
only trusted his inner circle of advisors and royals.

The scripture says that "inquisition was made of the
matter" (Esther 2:23) and the perpetrators were taken and hanged. As we
recognize the bloodthirsty nature of Haman later in the
narrative, he would have been the ideal figure in the Persian court to
interrogate the suspects. It should be obvious that torture was a part of
that "inquisition."

As we look for the prophetic implications of this
aspect of the story, we may ask `is there any indication of torture,
involving Arabs,
occurring in the modern world that might correlate
with this aspect of the tale?

We have previously noted that Haman was the son of
Hammed-atha, and the text tells us he was an "Agagite" -- meaning he was a
descendant of Agag the king of the Amalekites seen hundreds
of years previously in Numbers 24:7.

The reader may recall that Amalek was a
bloodthirsty murderer, who killed the "feeble," those that were "faint and
weary" and "he feared not God" (Deuteronomy 25:18). As a result of this,
"the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from
generation to generation." (Exodus 17:16).

The brilliant scholar of ancient history, Immanuel
Velikovsky
, citing French archaeological research, has traced the
lineage of the Amalekites to the Arabians (World's In
Collision, page 142). In short, the names Amalek, Hammed-atha, Haman, and
Agag, all have a connection to the land that is now Saudi Arabia.

At this point, it might be appropriate to note the
distinct phonetic similarity between Haman's father's name, Hammed-Atha,
and the Islamic pilot that flew the first plane into the tower at the
World Trade Center. His name was Mohammed Atta, and although he was
born in Egypt, he carried a Saudi Arabian passport. We might
further note the obvious similarity between Haman's antecedent Agag
and the obviously Moslem coalition led by Magog in the end
times war wherein a vast coalition of invaders attack Israel in the end
times. Last but hardly least, when these invaders are killed, Ezekiel
tells us they are all buried in a place to be named "the valley of
Hamon-gog
" (Ezekiel 39:15).

Turning back to the book of Esther, we see that when
the 5th century BC Haman extracted the particulars of the plot to
assassinate Ahasuerus, he was promoted to a position of honour and
prestige in the kingdom -- even as Mordecai, who was the true hero
of the story, went unrewarded for his diligence. Once he is in a position
of great authority, the amazing story of Hadassah in Shushan
(Esther in the capital of the Persian Union) provides Haman with the
vehicle he desires to form a secret plot to exterminate the Jews.

It is simply amazing to realize that in the American
dominated world of 2005, the number one Islamic client state of the
USA is Saudi Arabia with all their vast oil reserves,
whereas Israel is America's primary Middle Eastern ally in a
military sense. Further, the name Agag, clearly associated
with Arabia, is simply a variant spelling for the name Gog
-- see Ezekiel 38 for the particulars. By the way, it s anglicized variant
name is George.

Thus, in the hugely prophetic book of Esther,
under the auspices of the great gentile kingdom that rules the world, the
stage is set for the two factions, the Jews and the Arabs (Mordecai and
Haman), to resolve the long standing battle that began thousands of years
ago.

[The preceding was excerpted from the book Hadassah Of Shusha]

James Lloyd

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