The Tomb of Esther and Mordecai

Image: Tomb of Esther and Mordecai

Arutz Sheva is reporting that Iranian students are threatening to tear down the tomb of Esther and Mordecai located in the city of Hamadan as a retaliation for “alleged Israeli plans to damage the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.”

Iranians believe that Esther and Mordecai were responsible for the massacre of 75 thousand Iranians in a single day, an event which the Jews celebrate at Purim. According to Iranians “the annual Jewish festival of Purim is celebrated by Jews to commemorate this ‘Iranian Holocaust.’”

Read the story by clicking here. The news report contains a video (with commercials) showing the tomb of Esther and Mordecai.

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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2 Responses to The Tomb of Esther and Mordecai

  1. mr.scrivener says:

    >Thank you for posting this information. With the way things are going in the Middle East and Islam it is probably


  2. >Mr. Scrivener,Thank you for your comment. I visited your site and I discovered that you have interesting material on the NT.Claude Mariottini


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