I remember seeing a book which explains how, b'derech Drash, every instance of the word "Melech" in Megilas Esther, as referring to Hashem.

Does anyone know the name of this sefer?

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    Are you asking for a book that states that every instance is referring to Hashem, or explains in each instance how it is referring to Hashem? Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 5:22
  • I've heard that this only applied to the word HaMelech, and only when not followed by the name Achashverosh.
    – Ypnypn
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 17:00
  • @ypnypn The midrash in Megillah - Ester Rabba 3:10 (at least as quoted by the Gra) says it without any qualification. Although it does say hamelech, not melech. I'm not sure how common melech is in the megillah, anyways. Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 23:03
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    Are you thinking of sefer ילקוט מלכו של עולם?
    – sam
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 2:07
  • @YEZ thanks for the source; I checked it up and it says clearly that it's only when not followed by Achashverosh.
    – Ypnypn
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 2:49

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It's called שערי צבי - "Shaarey Tzvi" written by Rav Tzvi Rotter shlit"a (he is the son of the Shaaray Aharon). The book can be found here and can be partially viewed here.

Hat tip to sam regarding another book with the same premise, ילקוט מלכו של עולם - "Yalkut Malko Shel Olam", information about it can be found here.

  • The final link is dead. Can someone update it?
    – Eliyahu
    Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 2:09

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