Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mordecai's Triumph

Mordecai's Triumph
Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533
etching (21 × 29 cm) — 1515
Esther 6:11 - Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
The Persian king Ahasuerus asked his top adviser Haman how to honour a man that had done him well. Haman thought that the king was referring to him, but it turned out that the man to receive the greatest honour was Mordecai - a Jew and Haman's main rival.

Earlier, Mordecai had overheard plans to assassinate the king. He informed the authorities and the would-be murderers were hanged.

Haman must have been shocked when he was ordered to lead Mordecai through the city on the king's best horse.
>>>> Esther

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