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As it is pointed out in this Bible’s rendering of the book of Esther;
The name of the Jewish festival that was instituted to celebrate their salvation from the wicked plans of Haman was called Purim (pronounced, poo-reem), or Lots, in reference to the lots that HaMan had cast to choose the day for the destruction of the Jews. And though Bible critics write questioningly about the events described in the book of Esther (as they do about ALL history written in the Bible); The fact that this festival is documented to have been celebrated regularly by the Jews ever since, testifies to the accuracy of the story. (For more information, see the Wikipedia reference, ‘Purim.’)