God’s Name does occur in Esther four times

No Name of God in the book of Esther?


It is commonly asserted that the Name of God does not occur in Esther. True, it does not occur directly. But Dr. E.W. Bullinger pointed out that the sacred 4-letter Name of God YHVH (transliterating the Hebrew) and usually expressed in the KJV as LORD, all caps) occurs four times in the book in acrostic form, and each time at a pivotal point in the narrative. In two the Name is spelt backward, and in two forward. In two the Name is formed by the initial letters and in two by the final letters. It is impossible that this is mere coincidence. The details are too intricate and exact.
Since most of my visitors likely do not know Hebrew, the effect can be seen by observing the letters L, O, R, and D when you see them in bold capitals.
Esther 1:20 And when the king’s decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.
Due Respect Our Ladies shall give to their husbands
(The bold, capital Initials spell LORD  backwards)


Esther 5:4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.
Let Our Royal Dinner this day be graced by the King and Haman
(Initial and Forward)
5:13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.
SaD foR nO avaiL is all this to me
(Final and Backward)
7:7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.
EviL tO feaR determineD
(Final and Forward)


The Four Bible Verses expressed in English Verse Form
Due Respect Our Ladies all
Must give their husbands, great and small.
Let Our Royal Dinner bring
Haman, feasting with the king.
SaD foR nO avaiL my state
While that Jew is at the gate.
IlL tO feaR decreeD I find
Toward me in the monarch’s mind.
The presence of the LORD in hidden form is the very theme of the book of Esther.
How appropriate that at pivotal points of the story, the Name LORD occurs in hidden form.
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