Additions to the Book of Esther
 Then Mardocheus said, God hath done these things.
 For I remember a dream which I saw concerning
these matters, and nothing thereof hath failed.
 A little fountain became a river, and there was light,
and the sun, and much water: this river is Esther, whom the king married, and made queen:
 And the
two dragons are I and Aman.
 And the nations were those that were assembled to destroy the name
of the Jews:
 And my nation is this Israel, which cried to God, and were saved: for the Lord hath saved
his people, and the Lord hath delivered us from all those evils, and God hath wrought signs and great
wonders, which have not been done among the Gentiles.
 Therefore hath he made two lots, one for
the people of God, and another for all the Gentiles.
 And these two lots came at the hour, and time,
and day of judgment, before God among all nations.
 So God remembered his people, and justified his
 Therefore those days shall be unto them in the month Adar, the fourteenth and fifteenth
day of the same month, with an assembly, and joy, and with gladness before God, according to the generations
for ever among his people.
 In the fourth year of the reign of Ptolemeus and Cleopatra, Dositheus, who said he was a priest and
Levite, and Ptolemeus his son, brought this epistle of Phurim, which they said was the same, and that
Lysimachus the son of Ptolemeus, that was in Jerusalem, had interpreted it.
 In the second year of
the reign of Artexerxes the great, in the first day of the month Nisan, Mardocheus the son of Jairus, the
son of Semei, the son of Cisai, of the tribe of Benjamin, had a dream;
 Who was a Jew, and dwelt in
the city of Susa, a great man, being a servitor in the king's court.
 He was also one of the captives,
which Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon carried from Jerusalem with Jechonias king of Judea; and
this was his dream:
 Behold a noise of a tumult, with thunder, and earthquakes, and uproar in the
 And, behold, two great dragons came forth ready to fight, and their cry was great.
 And at
their cry all nations were prepared to battle, that they might fight against the righteous people.
 And lo
a day of darkness and obscurity, tribulation and anguish, affliction and great uproar, upon earth.
the whole righteous nation was troubled, fearing their own evils, and were ready to perish.
 Then they
cried unto God, and upon their cry, as it were from a little fountain, was made a great flood, even much
 The light and the sun rose up, and the lowly were exalted, and devoured the glorious.
Now when Mardocheus, who had seen this dream, and what God had determined to do, was awake,
he bare this dream in mind, and until night by all means was desirous to know it.
 And Mardocheus took his rest in the court with Gabatha and Tharra, the two eunuchs of the king,
and keepers of the palace.
 And he heard their devices, and searched out their purposes, and learned
that they were about to lay hands upon Artexerxes the king; and so he certified the king of them.
the king examined the two eunuchs, and after that they had confessed it, they were strangled.
the king made a record of these things, and Mardocheus also wrote thereof.
 So the king commanded,
Mardocheus to serve in the court, and for this he rewarded him.
 Howbeit Aman the son of Amadathus
the Agagite, who was in great honour with the king, sought to molest Mardocheus and his people because
of the two eunuchs of the king.
 The copy of the letters was this: The great king Artexerxes writeth these things to the princes and
governours that are under him from India unto Ethiopia in an hundred and seven and twenty provinces.
After that I became lord over many nations and had dominion over the whole world, not lifted up with
presumption of my authority, but carrying myself always with equity and mildness, I purposed to settle
my subjects continually in a quiet life, and making my kingdom peaceable, and open for passage to
the utmost coasts, to renew peace, which is desired of all men.
 Now when I asked my counsellors
how this might be brought to pass, Aman, that excelled in wisdom among us, and was approved for