Does The Book of Esther Belong in The Bible

Does The Book of Esther Belong in The Bible
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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).