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Monday, March 06, 2017

2372 Years from Purim Victory

If the final victory of the Purim story occurred in the year 3405, that means we are currently 2372 years from then.

As mentioned in a Midrash I quoted long ago, one of the verses quoted by the schoolchildren to Mordechai regarding Haman's decree was:

י  עֻצוּ עֵצָה, וְתֻפָר; דַּבְּרוּ דָבָר וְלֹא יָקוּם, כִּי עִמָּנוּ אֵל.  {ס}10 Take counsel together, and it shall be brought to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand; for God is with us. {S}

The very next verse in Yeshaya states:

יא  כִּי כֹה אָמַר יְהוָה אֵלַי, כְּחֶזְקַת הַיָּד; וְיִסְּרֵנִי, מִלֶּכֶת בְּדֶרֶךְ הָעָם-הַזֶּה לֵאמֹר.11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, admonishing me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying

The gematria of this last verse is 2372.  And Radak and Metzudat David connect this verse to the previous verse in understanding its meaning.

It is as if the schoolchildren were prophesying that not only will Haman's decree in 35th century Persia be nullified, but the decrees of the Hamans in 58th century Persia - 2372 years later - will also not stand.

אמן. כן יהי רצון.

5 Comments:

At Mon Mar 06, 05:27:00 PM 2017, Blogger yaak said...

Also, when someone asks a child פסוק לי פסוקך (which is what Mordechai did), I believe that that means that the child is reading/learning the verses in order, so the very next verse is what the child will have read soon enough.

 
At Mon Mar 06, 06:52:00 PM 2017, Blogger Aynode said...

I don't know how you find these things but I'm sure it's with tremendous siyata d'Shmaya. Kol Hakavod

 
At Mon Mar 06, 06:56:00 PM 2017, Blogger yaak said...

Thanks. Yes, definitely.

 
At Mon Mar 06, 07:35:00 PM 2017, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch סימני הגאולה - שבעים שנה פורים תשע"ז
https://youtu.be/uHfq81ErZ3E

 
At Tue Mar 07, 02:21:00 AM 2017, Blogger Neshama said...

Beautiful, IY”H.

 

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