וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ לְהָמָן, הַכֶּסֶף נָתוּן לָךְ; וְהָעָם, לַעֲשׂוֹת בּוֹ כַּטּוֹב בְּעֵינֶיךָ - And the king said unto Haman: 'The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.'
They explain that the word הַכֶּסֶף is the numerical equivalent of haeitz (the tree) hinting to him that Haman would eventually end up hanging on a tree.
- Doesn't this imply that they (or at least Achashveirosh) were speaking Hebrew as opposed to their native tongue? Why would this be so?
- Does this imply that Achashveirosh had prophecy (or ruach hakodesh)?