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Hadassah and the court of Ahasuerus

Jones, J. H.

Hadassah and the court of Ahasuerus

by Jones, J. H.

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Published by Presbyterian Board of Publication in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Esther, Queen of Persia -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Bible. O.T. -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Bible stories, English -- O.T. Esther.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Joseph H. Jones.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    SeriesSeries for youth / Presbyterian Board of Publication, Series for youth.
    ContributionsPresbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Old School). Board of Publication,
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS580.E8 J66 1865
    The Physical Object
    Pagination108 p., [1] leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3475262M
    LC Control Number2005577824

    SUMMARY OF THE BOOK OF ESTHER BIBLICAL PERIOD Mordechai is a wise and just Jew living in Persia and serving in the court of the Persian king. 2. King Ahasuerus I, also known as Xerxes I, ruled from BC. Hadassah (renamed Esther) is a beautiful Jewish maiden raised by her elderly cousin. He says the book titled The Sculptures and Inscriptions of Darius the Great on the Rock of Behistin in Persia published in by the British museum uses “the ‘Cyrus Cylinders’ translation that Ahasuerus and Esther were the parents of the Cyrus of Isaiah ; ” (Source 2, p. ). This was a different Ahasuerus from Daniel

    The name Esther was probably given to Hadassah when she entered the court of the Persian king, (compare the story of Daniel and his friends), and as such she was known by the people. Note that the name Esther is closely related to the name Ishtar, (or Ashtorah in Hebrew), which belonged to Babylon’s primary female deity. Esther (a star), the Persian name of HADASSAH (myrtle), daughter of Abihail, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a was a beautiful Jewish maiden. She was an orphan, and had been brought up by her cousin Mordecai, who had an office in the household of Ahasuerus king of Persia --supposed to be the Xerxes of history-- and dwelt at "Shushan the palace.".

    • He guides Esther’s admission to the King’s court. • He is involved in Ahasuerus’s insomnia and the cure he uses of it. favor in the sight of the king. • He brings about the new decree. • He brings about the victory of the Jews. The Book of Esther fits between the 6th and 7th chapters of Ezra, utilizing 10 of the 58 years. He adopted his cousin Hadassah, an orphan child, whom he tenderly brought up as his own daughter. When she was brought into the king's harem and made queen in the room of the deposed queen Vashti, he was promoted to some office in the court of Ahasuerus, and was one of those who “sat in the king's gate” (Esther ).


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Hadassah and the court of Ahasuerus by Jones, J. H. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Esther (Hadassah) Esther is the heroine, the main character. That's obvious, given that the book is named after her (though she gets about the same amount of stage time as some of the other major characters like Ahasuerus, Haman, and Mordecai). But Esther isn't naturally heroic.

She has to get spurred into it by her legal guardian (as in. The Book of Esther, also known in Hebrew as "the Scroll" (Megillah), is a book in the third section (Ketuvim, "Writings") of the Jewish Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and in the Christian Old is one of the five Scrolls (Megillot) in the Hebrew relates the story of a Hebrew woman in Persia, born as Hadassah but known as Esther, who becomes queen of.

Ahasuerus (lion-king), the name of one Median and two Persian kings mentioned in the Old (Daniel ) Ahasuerus is said to be the father of Darius the Mede.[] This first Ahasuerus is Cyaxares, the conqueror of Nineveh(Began to reign B.C.

) The Ahasuerus king of Persia, referred to in (Ezra ) must be Cambyses, thought to be Cyrus successor, and. The book of Esther tells the the story of a young Jewish woman named Hadassah ("Myrtle"), but known by the Persian name Esther ("Star"), who becomes queen of the Persian Empire.

She would use her position in the kingdom to expose a man, named Haman, in King Ahasuerus ' court who had plotted to destroy the number: Hadassah was a Jewess living in the capital city of Susa in Persia (having been exiled from Jerusalem during the reign of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II).

It is in this exile that Hadassah goes by her Persian name Esther. She would eventually become the wife of Ahasuerus, the King of Persia, in the 5th century B.C. Queen Esther, the central character in the Biblical book named after her, is extensively and sympathetically portrayed in the Rabbinic sources.

In their commentary on the Book of Esther, the Rabbis expand upon and add details to the Biblical narrative, relating to her lineage and history and to her relations with the other characters: Ahasuerus, Mordecai and Haman. Esther and History William H. Shea In this study of Esther for the Anchor Bible series, C.

Moore divided the arguments against the historicity of the book into three groups.1 The first category, carrying the least weight, consists of those aspects of the book which Moore considers improbable though not spe­File Size: 1MB.

He adopted his cousin Hadassah (Esther), an orphan child, whom he tenderly brought up as his own daughter. When she was brought into the king's harem and made queen in the room of the deposed queen Vashti, he was promoted to some office in the court of Ahasuerus, and was one of those who "sat in the king's gate" (Esther ).

While holding. This rules out Xerxes as the king Ahasuerus of the book of Esther. The only kings after Xerxes ruling from India to Ethiopia as mentioned in the book of Esther are Artaxerxes I and III.

Nehemiah’s major position within his court and his queen influencing him to order the resumption of the building of the Jerusalem Temple (Nehemiah Later, when Queen Vashti refused to appear before Ahasuerus (in Esther ch.1), Memuchan, a Persian royal adviser, advised King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I).

The Book of Esther or the Megillah is the basis for the Jewish celebration of Purim. Its full text is read aloud twice during the celebration, in the evening and again the following morning.

The book commences with a feast organized by Ahasuerus, initially for his court and dignitaries and afterwards for all inhabitants of :   Daniel was a Jewish guy in the court of Babylon.

Jesus was God Himself, raised on Earth. All three had their names changed. Now this was a connection I had never made between Hadassah and Daniel before.

Upon their transition into another culture {Hadassah into Ahasuerus’ court, and Daniel into Nebuchadnezzar’s}, both were given new names. The title Ahasuerus is a general one, the Hebrew equivalent to the Greek word Xerxes, and because of this there has been some debate as to which of the Persian kings is the Ahasuerus of the Book of Esther.

Most commonly, the Ahasuerus of Esther is taken to be Xerxes who ruled Persia from B.C. The Holy Writer & Time of Writing. The Book. The Book of Esther describes the Jewish heroine Esther, who saved the Jewish people in Persia from annihilation during the reign of King Xerxes I (Ahasuerus) of Persia, who ruled from to BC.

The Book of Esther described part of the Jewish Diaspora that stayed behind in Persia and did not return to Jerusalem during the Restoration.

Book of Esther, a Book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament which is one of the five Scrolls in the Hebrew Bible and belongs to the third section of the Judaic canon, called as the Ketuvim, or “Writings.

” It's about the story of a Hebrew Woman named Hadassah, known as Esther, who becomes the queen of Persia and prevent a genocide of her people.

Archaeology and the Book of Esther CAREY A. MOORE the court was the Jewess Esther (or Hadassah), the adopted daughter of Mordecai, a Jewish exile who sat at the King's Gate at the acropolis of Susa. In the seventh year of Xerxes' reign, Esther became his queen, but without. In the search for new queen, Mordecai brought Hadassah to the court and she found favor with King Ahasuerus.

Mordecai had also foiled an assassination plot against the King. A man named Haman was promoted by the King and Mordecai did not bow before Haman. Esther 2- 10 Background: BC After King Ahasuerus (also known as Xerxes) the King of Persia, demoted his wife Vashti for disobedience, his servants sought throughout all the providences of his kingdom for "fair young virgins" in order to find a new queen (Esther ).The chosen young women were taken to the Palace, Shushan, and were taken.

Besides he had an excellent knowledge on the situation at the Persian court. This very fact was fully acknowledged by the Greek historian Herodotus and by the excavations of the past hundred years.

The events of the book of Esther occurred during the reign of King Ahasuerus, Xerxes I. (Persian: Khschayarscha). Ahasuerus reigned from to BC.

A 19th-century depiction of Esther (born Hadassah), the queen of Ahasuerus and the heroine of the Biblical Book of Esther. Credit. Mordecai resided in Susa (Shushan or Shoushan), the metropolis of Persia (now Iran).He adopted his orphaned cousin (Esther ), Hadassah (), whom he brought up as if she were his own "young virgins" were sought, she was taken into the presence of King Ahasuerus and was made queen in the place of the exiled queen uently, Mordecai.

The heroine of the book is a Jewess whose original name is Hadassah, but who appears as Esther. The scene is laid at the court of Ahasuerus in Susa. The King, who has deposed his Queen, Vashti, for refusing to obey his orders, gives direction to seek for a beautiful woman to take Vashti's plaee.Esther 2 – Esther Is Chosen Queen A.

The gathering together of a harem for King Ahasuerus. 1. () A search is made for a replacement for Queen Vashti. After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus subsided, he remembered Vashti, what she had done, and what had been decreed against her.