Esther, Week 6: An Intentional Queen? Marduk and Ishtar?
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Nov 24, 2020
- 55 min 38 sec
Chapter 2 sets up the Jews as a nation in exile. Do Esther and Mordechai want her to become queen? Why do they conceal her heritage? Why do Mordechai and Esther have the names Marduk and Ishtar, which are Mesopotamian (Babylonian/Assyrian) gods?
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