The response of the king (Esth 8:7-8:8)

“Then King Artaxerxes said to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew.

‘See!

I have given Esther the house of Haman.

They have hanged him on the gallows.

Because he plotted to lay hands on the Jews.

You may write as you please with regard to the Jews,

In the name of the king,.

Seal it with the king’s ring.

An edict written in the name of the king

And sealed with the king’s ring cannot be revoked.’”

The king said that he given the house of Haman to Queen Esther. In fact, they had hanged him on his own gallows. She and Mordecai could write what they wanted about the Jews. He was going to give them his signet ring. However, he said that anything that he has written could not be revoked. Therefore, he stood by his original decree that Haman wrote. However, he would stand by anything that they would write also. There could be not revocations. It is interesting to note he took no blame. He seems to say, “Whatever” to every question that comes up.

The property of Haman goes to Queen Esther (Esth 8:1-8:2)

“On that day, King Artaxerxes gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her. The king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman. He gave it to Mordecai. Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.”

The king took his signet ring from Haman and gave it to Mordecai. The king gave Queen Esther all the property of Haman and his family. Queen Esther, after telling the king how she was related to Mordecai, put Mordecai in charge of the house of Haman. The tables have completely turned around.