And that wasn’t the only problem with this story. I tried very hard to let the disclaimer remind me that they took artistic license with this story, but I can’t allow that bad excuse to water down the Bible story.
The Book of Esther (2013)
And besides all that, the story we watched last night left out all the intrigue of the story. Haman didn’t seem all that upset that he was going to be hanged on the gallows he built for Mordecai and there was nothing said of his ten sons who were also hanged on the gallows, leaving the wife of Haman without husband or sons.
The Bible is a book that speaks of the good, the bad and the ugly of humanity; it’s not a book that only speaks of the good things that happen. Within its pages you see the truth of man’s depravity, and the Truth of God’s love and mercy to us, sending Jesus to pay for the sins we commit.
The movie, “The Book of Esther” only hinted at the ugliness of mankind, while the 1999 version told the story with much more truth.
If you’re interested in the story, read it directly from the Bible. Even though man tries to depict it in movie form, there is always a little left out. If you want to watch the movie, watch the 1999 version. It’s beautiful, it’s exciting and it’s definitely closer to the truth.
Don’t ever accept a watered down version of the Bible.