Esther 9:17

Esther 9:17

On the thirteenth day of the month Adar
This belongs to the preceding verse; and the meaning is, that on this day the Jews gathered together and slew so many thousand of their enemies as before related:

and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a feast
of gladness:
rejoicing that they were delivered out of the hand of their enemies, who hoped and expected on that day to have made an utter end of them; according to the Jewish canons F12, mourning and fasting on this day were forbidden, but feasting and gladness were to be multiplied.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 Lebush, c. 697. Schulchan Aruch, par. 1. c. 697.
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