Esther 4:8, Question 2. Why does the verse repeat the fact that the Jews were to be destroyed?

  • Answering the above question as well as the current one, according to the Alshich, the verse repeats the fact that the Jews were to be destroyed because only the Shushan copies of the letter detailed that the Jews were the nation the king was ordering the extermination.
  • Yosef Lekach argues and writes that Mordechai was interpreting the letters in this way, when their only explicit statement was for people to be ready, without mention of the event for which people should prepare themselves.
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