Amazing Purim Artifacts

The Cyrus Cylinder, Purim wine cup and what the pur (lottery) looked like.

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(1) Anonymous, March 20, 2019 4:09 AM

name-purim because of the pur-lottery

If there was one lottery, why was it called purim-plural?
Thanks in advance!

Yisroel, March 20, 2019 5:10 PM

One for the month and one for the day of the month

Hence, “purim.”
There are other thoughts, too. Ultimately the “pur” of the Jews changed from being destroyed to being saved!

 

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