Mordecai

-A Jewish captive in Persia Esther 2:5, 6

-Foster father of Esther Esther 2:7

-Informs Ahasuerus of a conspiracy against his life and is rewarded Esther 2:21-23; 6:1-11

-Promoted in Haman\'s place Esther 8:1, 2, 15; 10:1-3

-Intercedes with Ahasuerus for the Jews; establishes the festival of Purim in commemoration of their

deliverance Esther 8; 9


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