peter at qaya.org
Sun Sep 3 18:10:49 EDT 2006
On 03/09/2006 21:04, Shoshanna Walker wrote:
> Mordechai was the head of the Sanhedrin and the head of the Men of
> the Great Assembly, in Jerusalem, and also one of the 48 prophets of
> That is not to say that he headed a Sanhedrin or Great Assembly
> outside of Israel.
> He went into exile twice, the first time he went into exile on his
> own (the Exile of Yechonya, King of Judah, 3328 - like Yirmiyahu who
> afterwards went into exile on his own), with Daniel, to be with the
> people and teach them, but soon returned to Jerusalem. The second
> time, was not of his own will, when Nevuchadnezar had driven him to
> Bavel, together with the final Exile (3338).
> He was already an old man at the time of these events.
Are we talking about the same Mordecai who appears in the book of
Esther? If he was already an old man at the time of the final exile of
Nebuchadnezzar, c. 586 BCE, then he certainly was by the time of the
events recorded in Esther, c. 474 BCE.
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