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I Will Not Bow!

Esther 3:5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

Mordecai was the guardian of Esther, who was selected to succeed Vashti as queen of Ahasuerus, king of Persia. Mordecai was an officer at the king’s court,  he sat at the king’s gate daily after Esther became queen. Haman who was an Agagite and Prime minister of King Ahasuerus was angry with Mordecai because he wouldn’t bow or reverence him.  Mordecai was a Jew, and Jews customarily bowed before their kings, but in Persia, kings and their chief officials were reverenced as divine beings. Read More