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Is Purim About a Real Jewish Story? Maybe Mordecai and Esther are Marduk and Ishtar


Most ancient stories are astronomical in nature.  Human characters act out the movements of astronomical bodies as they were (or are expected to be) at great moments in history like the start and end of world ages.  In the possibly Jewish story of Purim, the characters of Mordecai and Esther seem clearly derived from Marduk and Ishtar.  Both pairs are cousins and both are associated with crucifixion, death, and resurrection – giving us clues to the expected end of our present world age.

In the story of the Jewish holiday of Purim, the Jews in the Persian Empire were almost wiped out by an evil adviser to the king named Haman.  The attempt at genocide was admired by the Nazis but the irony was lost on them that in the Purim story, the Jews were on the side of good and Haman (and his extermination plans) were evil.

And not just from the Jewish perspective – but from the dualism of good and evil inherent in Zoroastrian thinking in ancient Persia and Babylon.  I have written comparisons between these topics before in earlier blog posts – and in this excerpt from my book on the Antichrist, we can see how this ancient story mirrors Babylonian and Persian myths along with Christian eschatology:

“One of the earliest historical figures compared to the Antichrist is Haman, an ancient Persian Prime Minister described in the Book of Esther. Esther 3:10 tells us who Haman is: “Then the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.” Hammedatha means “he who troubles the law” and reminds me of “The Lawless One” we know as the Antichrist. Agagite means “given by the moon” which makes me think of Islam’s main symbol, the crescent moon that represented Arabia’s Moon god, and Allah – in modern times. Using occult methods to pick a date on which it would be best to exterminate the Jews in the Persian empire (after a prominent Jew named Mordecai refused to bow down to him) Haman drew lots and selected the thirteenth day of the thirteenth month after that moment – the thirteenth of the first month of the next year.

Esther, the king’s beautiful new wife – was secretly Mordecai’s cousin – herself a Jew. Since Mordecai had previously saved the king from a coup, and Queen Esther revealed her Jewish origins, the King did not allow Haman to kill the Jews. The failure of Haman’s plans – the survival of the Jewish people after an attempt to exterminate them  – is celebrated in the holiday of Purim – the day after the thirteenth day of that thirteenth month.  (March 20-21, in our western calendar – in 2019)

One of the main Purim holiday traditions is to wear a mask, symbolic of hiding one’s identity. Esther hid hers up until a decisive moment – and I expect the Antichrist will hide his true identity as well, until it is time to reveal himself.  “But just as Mordecai was saved, we can rest assured that our King will save His bride and people in a similar turnaround of events.”

What if the story of Mordecai and Esther is not a literal story based on real events, but that it is really about the Babylonian story of Marduk and Ishtar, the good spirit and the mediating goddess. Ahashuerus fulfills the role of Ahura Mazda the Most High God, Haman is Ahriman the Evil Spirit, and their associated heavenly bodies in Babylonian and Persian mythology act out certain events in the heavens.

Esther 5:14 tells us Haman requested the Persians make “a tree fifty cubits high” in his house on which to hang Mordecai.  The “tree” to be made is either a gallows, or more likely for the time – a t-shaped post and crossbar on which to crucify someone.  Depending on which cubit is meant, 50 cubits make this at least 75-80 feet high – a ridiculous height for such an act, especially if in a house.  But if Haman is really an astronomical reference, then his “house” is his constellation or region of the sky; the extreme height indicates it takes place in the heavens, and his evil nature probably refers astronomically to the stinger of Scorpio, which is poised to strike the heel of Ophiuchus, the constellation restraining the serpent – quite possibly what is being described in Genesis 3:15.

The crucifixion probably means the sun is on the crossing point of the ecliptic and the Milky Way near the stinger of Scorpio – a position associated the Valley of the Shadow of Death and with world-ending events as far away as Mexico.  (FWIW – the crossing point near Scorpio is where the winter solstice sun will be in late December 2019.  And “crossing point” is the meaning of “Nibiru” – the Babylonian term so misunderstood in modern times, despite all the ancient associations with Marduk’s Star and a POLE SHIFT…)

If this were a real Jewish story, it is highly unusual that the Jews do not ask God for help, or even mention God in the Book of Esther.  Can you think of another Jewish book from the Old Testament that doesn’t mention God?  Another sign of the story’s questionable origins is that Persian kings in that time only married women only from the seven leading families of Persia, therefore marrying Esther for her beauty contest victory seems questionable.

But in the story of Purim, Esther married the Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) on the first day of the month of Tevet, as hinted at in Esther 2:16. Interestingly, at least from the perspective of clues that might help us calculate the dates of end times events this is the only biblical bride who became Queen by marrying the King on a known date.


Christ is the King of Kings, and if a relevant analogy can be made to our future then Christ’s bride will reign as Queen on the first of Tevet as well, which is the seventh day of Hanukkah.

There are mountains of evidence leading us to consider that the sun, moon, and stars and planets appear to move in a way that not only matches descriptions of future skies in many prophetic visions – but the heavenly bodies also appear to act out all the major steps of an ancient Jewish wedding ceremony that week.  Some future Hanukkah will probably end with a POLE SHIFT.

Isaiah 13:13 “I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place.”
Isaiah 24:1 “Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.”
Job 9:5-6 “It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger; Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble.”
Psalms 46:2 “though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea.”

Haggai 2:6 “For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.”

Revelation 6:14 “The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 21:1 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away…”

About David Montaigne

Historian, investigator, and author of prophecy books like End Times and 2019, and Antichrist 2016-2019

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