As many know, the name of “God” or “Lord” does not appear even once in the book of Esther. And I reject the Companion Bible’s assertion that it is hidden in acrostics seems a little too convenient (made up after the fact?) and Kabalistic to me. Especially as there is no rhyme nor reason as to how the so-called acrostics are located. It is as though someone just looked through the book for a couple of instances where certain words followed one another. Remember that Bullinger was a friend of the converted Jew Ginsburg, and that Ginsburg was studied in the Cabbala (Kabbalah). This type of counting and letter sequencing seems very Kabalistic. I just don’t like the feel of it, at all; it seems eerily reminiscent of the “Bible Code” type spurious books. “…no lie is of the truth” (1 John 2:21).
Does The Book of Esther Belong in The Bible