ESTHER: Sacred or Secular?
With Purim just around the corner, what is the real story written about in the Book of Esther? Is it about the boldness of a Heroine who, through her faith saved an entire people? Or about the faithfulness of a pious Judean named Mordechai? The text seems to not give a lot of support of either.
As a result, there are many who would claim that this book should not even be included in our Bible. Are they right? Or does the Book of Esther hold a sacred place as The Word of God?