Esther 8:2

2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.

Esther 8:2 Meaning and Commentary

Esther 8:2

And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman,
and gave it unto Mordecai
which, with the Persians, was a token of the strongest affection and strictest friendship F26; the Targum calls it his signatory ring, that with which he signed laws, edicts, letters, patents and so hereby made him keeper of the seals:

and Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman;
appointed him her steward of the estate of Haman, the king had given her.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Alex. ab Alex. Genial. Dier. l. 1. c. 26. & l. 2. c. 19.

Esther 8:2 In-Context

1 On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews' enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her.
2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.
3 And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.
4 Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,
5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king's provinces: