Book of Esther is the only book in the Bible which does not mention God's
The Book of Esther
is unique in that it contains words which appear nowhere else in the Bible.
Tebet: the tenth Hebrew month
Patshegen: a copy of the (written) text
Ahashdarpenim: Persian word for the King's officers
Pur: Persian word meaning "lot"
Karpas: Persian word for "cotton
All the letters
of the Hebrew alphabet are found in the Book of Esther, ch. 3, v. 13.
The Hebrew word
Mishteh, meaning banquet, occurs 20 times in the Book of Esther (which
is equal to the total of ALL the other times it is found in the rest of
- The longest verse in the Bible
appears in the Book of Esther. It has 43 words in Hebrew (and approximately
90 words in English). It appears in ch. 8, v. 9.
- The Talmud instructs that on
Purim one should drink until he knows not the difference between "Blessed
be Mordecai" and "Cursed be Haman." Interestingly, the numerical value of
the Hebrew letters in each of the phrases (
amounts in each case to a total of 502.
- In Missouri and Louisiana there
are towns called Esther.
- In the city of Tel Aviv, Israel,
there is a street called Queen Esther Street.