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Pur, Purim

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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A lot, lots, a festival instituted by the Jews (Esther 9:24-32 ) in ironical commemoration of Haman's consultation of the Pur (a Persian word), for the purpose of ascertaining the auspicious day for executing his cruel plot against their nation. It became a national institution by the common consent of the Jews, and is observed by them to the present day, on the 14th and 15th of the month Adar, a month before the Passover.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Pur, Purim'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​p/pur-purim.html. 1897.
 
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