Passover is celebrated on the first month of the Hebrew Calendar and Purim is celebrated in the last month. Passover is described as the beginning of redemption for mankind and Purim is described as the end.
In Passover God redeemed the Israelites from 400 years of bondage and slavery in Egypt and in Purim God saved the Israelites from enialation from enialation from the gallows of Haman the prime Minister of Persia.
The book of Esther on the surface does look to have any significance for the month of Nissan and Passover. Yet it contains so man corresponding comparisons to the crucifixion it cannot be ignored.
The book of Esther is the story of another pending Hallocaust to destory the Jewish people by a man named Haaman. The name of the Jewish orphan girl who is raised up to become Queen of Persia is Eshter. Her name means “HIDDEN OR CONCEALED”.
AS PART OF THE STORY OF ESTHER WHEN RETOLD BY JEWISH PARENTS TO THEIR CHILDREN, THEY YELL OUT “VEAHAFOCH HU”, the opposite happened. JUST LIKE WITH THE CRUFIXION OF CHRIST.
The plot begins with Mordecai, a typology of Christ, refusing to bow to Haaman a typology of Chirst.
It was on Adar the 13th Haaman betrayed the Jewish people by casting lots to determine the date to destroy them. (Esther 3:12)
On that same day many years later Judas betrayed Jesus. Interestingly enough both Haaman and Judas were hung, being cursed by God.
Haaman went to the King of Persa to seek permission to kill all the Jewish people, Likewise Judas went to the High Priest and the Sanhedrin to seek permission to betray our Lord.
Haaman agreed to a large sum of money. Judas agreed to thirty pieces of silver. The thiry pieces of Silver was the price that a slave was bought for.
Haaman built Gallows (Esther 5:14 resulting in his own hanging on the same Gallows he built for the Jews. Satan planned to hang Jesus on a tree for His destruction, resulting in Satan’s ultimate destruction.
All of Haaman’s property was bequethed to Esther and the Jewish people. God promises to restore the fortunes of His people to the Promise Land.
Mordecai was given Haaman’s authority and power, Jesus has given us all authority and power. Mordecai and Esther declared that the destruction of Haaman be an everlasting holiday called Purim which was on Adar 14th.
God Passed over the Israelites in Egypt to save them from the death Angel on Nissan 14th and It was on the 14th Day of Nisan when Jesus said, “IT IS FINISHED”.
CAN WE ALL SAY, “VENAHAFOCH HU” THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED!