Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical Books

Additions to Esther
(Douay-Reims Bible)

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Cruelty and Violence

Dwindling in Unbelief

Additions to Esther: Absurdity

  1. Modecai's dream
    "The little fountain which grew into a river ... is Esther ... The two dragons are I and Aman." 10:6-10

  2. Esther prayed to God, after pulling out her hair and covering her head with dung. 14:1-2

  3. I ... abhor the bed of the uncircumcised." 14:15

  4. "I ... detest it as a menstruous rag." 14:16

  5. Esther calls upon God and God softens the king's heart (so that he'd murder thousands of non-Jews). 15:3-11

  6. The king decrees that Haman and his family shall hang; that everyone in the kingdom who wanted to kill the Jews shall be killed; that whoever refuses to kill the people that wanted to kill Jews will be killed by sword and fire; and that everyone will celebrate the killing of the wannabe Jew killers forever. 16:10-18