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Ahasuerus

a race tragedy

by Joseph Pomeroy Widney

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Published by [Standard printing company] in Los Angeles .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJ.P. Widney.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3545.I22 A7 1915
The Physical Object
Pagination[48] p. ;
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6583867M
LC Control Number16002100
OCLC/WorldCa8092421

Ahasuerus definition, a king of ancient Persia, known to the Greeks as Xerxes: husband of the Biblical Esther. See more. Esther Images and Notes. The Book of Esther. Esther - And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that [are] in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus. For [this] deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in .

The Book of Esther is a romantic and patriotic tale, perhaps with some historical basis but with so little religious purpose The book purports to explain how the feast of Purim came to be celebrated by the Jews. Esther, the beautiful Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), and her cousin Mordecai persuade the king to retract. Henry Taylor as Ahasuerus in a photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron.. Ahasuerus is given as the name of the King of Persia in the Book of Esther. 19th century Bible commentaries generally identified him with Xerxes I of Persia. The Greek version of the Book of Esther refers to him as Artaxerxes, and the historian Josephus relates that this was the name by which he was known .

The Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther is probably Xerxes I. That in the Book of Tobit may be Cyaxares I, destroyer of Nineveh. The name of the father of Darius the Mede Darius the Mede, in the Bible, a king of the Medes who succeeded to the throne of Babylonia after Belshazzar. Otherwise unknown outside biblical tradition, it is likely that this. But before [Tobias] died, he heard of the destruction of Nineveh, which was taken by Nebuchadnezzar and Ahasuerus; and before his death he rejoiced over Nineveh. (Tobit ).


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The Hebrew text reads אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ (Ahasuerus), a name which is confirmed by other Greek translations, the Latin Vulgate, the Targums, and the Syriac translation.

On the other hand, the name Xerxes is actually the appropriate Greek derivation of the king’s Persian name, khsyayʾrsha. Rock relief of Xerxes at his tomb. Ahasuerus appears most prominently in the Book of Esther, and the intrigues of the king’s court provide the biblical origin of the festival of Purim.

The Jews of the Persian empire were threatened with destruction due to the machinations of. In the LXX. version of the Book of Esther the name Artaxerxes occurs for Ahasuerus. He reigned for twenty-one years (B.C. He invaded Greece with an army, it is said, of more than 2, soldiers, only 5, of whom returned with him.

I think this book is very significant as it makes an argument regarding the character of King Ahasuerus, or Xerxes as he is known in the Greek, that is quite opposite of the accepted traditional teaching that is out there/5(3).

Further as we’ve seen above there is a Ahasuerus book deal of additional chronological and historical evidence that suggest that Darius I whom the book of Ezra describes as an “Artaxerxes” (before the throne name was taken by his grandson) was also the king the book of Esther describes as “Ahasuerus”.

Ahasuerus, the Persian king of the Book of Esther, being identified by the rabbis with the one mentioned in Dan. 1 as father of Darius, king of Media, and with the one mentioned in Ezra, iv. 6, is counted as one of the three kings of Biblical history who ruled over the entire globe, the other two being Ahab and Nebuchadnezzar (Meg.

11 a ; Targ. The other king who some historians believe to be the Ahasuerus of the book of Esther is the Persian king Xerxes. He is referred to in Ezra During this time the enemies of Israel hired counselors to bring false accusations to the ears of the different Persian kings. They are listed, at least as it seems, in chronological dating order.

King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) plays a prominent role in the book of Esther. In chapter 1 he gives a great banquet for his nobles and, after several days of eating and drinking, orders that the queen Vashti appear at the banquet so the men there might see her great beauty.

Vashti refuses to attend, so the king deposes her. In "the Death of Ahasuerus" I found a more significant message than in some of his other works.

Although the name Ahasuerus only appeared in the title and not the book, I noticed that it was spelled out in the dust jacket notes that Ahasuerus was the name of the Wandering Jew. This was a person who mythically taunted Jesus on his way to /5(4). She tells Ahasuerus that Haman is wicked and that he (Ahasuerus) should save the Jews.

So Ahasuerus rises up in wrath and has Haman executed. But Esther doesn't, apparently, tell Ahasuerus anything he didn't already know (other than revealing that she herself is a Jew, which is obviously an important piece of information).

Esther is described in the Book of Esther as a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus. In the narrative, Ahasuerus seeks a new wife after his queen, Vashti, refuses to obey him, and Esther is chosen for her king's chief adviser, Haman, is offended by Esther's cousin and guardian, Mordecai, and gets permission from the king to have all the Jews in the Born: Hadassah, Achaemenid Empire.

Within the context of her book, we can at least say Ahasuerus has a feeling for Esther that he has not expressed for any other woman. It may mean that he will not cast Esther off as lightly as he cast off his previous wife, Vashti. But our sovereign God was going to give Ahasuerus a great deal more than good looks, whether he wanted it or not.

God already had a wife picked out for this heathen king. Although God’s name is nowhere mentioned in this book, His providential hand is clearly visible, ruling and overruling in the affairs of men.

We can use Ahasuerus (and the rest of the book of Esther) to learn some important lessons. Tim Challies tells of looking at a book that his uncle had used that gave step-by-step instructions on how to properly butcher a deer and prepare the meat.

This book had chapters on how to butcher cows, pigs, sheep, rabbits, raccoons and chickens. Ahasuerus is an exceptional work, deserving of attention and admiration. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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To get the free Author: Edgar Quinet. In the LXX. version of the Book of Esther the name Artaxerxes occurs for Ahasuerus. He reigned for twenty-one years (B.C. He invaded Greece with an army, it is said, of more than 2, soldiers, only 5, of whom returned with him.

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 perhaps his son. (B.C. ) The third is the Ahasuerus of the book of Esther.

The Ahasuerus of the book of Esther is believed to be Xerxes I, the son of the Persian king Darius the Great (Darius Hystaspis). Ahasuerus (Xerxes I) is shown as ruling over jurisdictional districts, from India to Ethiopia. The city of Shushan was his capital during major portions of his rule.

​— Es , 2. The Stories We are Told In popular Jewish imagination, Ahasuerus is an illegitimate usurper king, and his royal wife, Vashti, is a grotesque Jew-hating villain, who gets what she deserves. Neither of these portraits appears anywhere in the book of Esther, however.

Although the name Ahasuerus only appeared in the title and not the book, I noticed that it was spelled out in the dust jacket notes that Ahasuerus was the name of the Wandering Jew.

This was a person who mythically taunted Jesus on his way /5(4). Ahasuerus. This is the name of 3 biblical kings. King Ahasuerus, the son of Darius Hystaspes, the husband of Queen Esther and recorded in the Book of Esther. also known as: Artaxerxes, Xerxes I. He ruled over the kingdoms of Persia, Media, and Babylonia, “from India to Ethiopia.”.Esther's Revenge at Susa: From Sennacherib to Ahasuerus and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

Learn more. Esther's Revenge at Susa: From Sennacherib to Ahasuerus 1st Edition by Stephanie Dalley (Author) › Visit Amazon's Stephanie Dalley Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Cited by: 2. Shushan the Citadel or palace of the Persian King Ahasuerus features heavily in the Bible book of Esther. Ahasuerus is better to known to history as King Xerxes I, who presided over the empire of the Medes and the Persians when it was at its ancient city of Shushan also known as Susa, is located on the edge of the modern Iranian city of Shush.