Sunday, March 23, 2008

(Belated) Purim Point to Ponder

Hey, I know its a little late, but I have been busy and it IS Purim Me'Shulash in Israel now so here is a short one...

In Josephus' account of Purim, a Jew named Barnabazus, who was a servant of Bigthan and Teresh, was the one who uncovered the assasination plot and then relayed it to Mordechai, who relayed it to Esther, who relayed it to Achashverosh. He didn't get a horse-ride though!

Never heard of him? Me either, but, midrashim aside, the megillah DOES only state that the matter became known to Mordecai, so who knows.