(lots), the annual festival instituted to commemorate the preservation of the Jews in Persia from the massacre with which they were threatened through the machinations of Haman. (Esther 9:1) … It was probably called Purim by the Jews in irony. Their great enemy Haman appears to have been very superstitious, and much given to casting […]

-A feast instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the plot of Haman Es 9:20-32

A lot, lots, a festival instituted by the Jews (Esther 9:24-32) in ironical commemoration of Haman’s consultation of the Pur (a Persian word), for the purpose of ascertaining the auspicious day for executing his cruel plot against their nation. It became a national institution by the common consent of the Jews, and is observed by […]