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Ahasuerus

(əˌhæzjuːˈɪərəs)
n
(Bible) Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes
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A•has•u•e•rus

(əˌhæz yuˈɪər əs, əˌhæs-)

n.
a king of ancient Persia, usu. identified as Xerxes I: husband of Esther.
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Translations
Ahasver
Ahasverus
Ahasveros
Kserkses
Xerxes
Ahasveros
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* A video news segment on Tablet Magazine's Don't Cry For Me Ahashuerus. [The Jewish Channel]
(46) The holiday commemorates the role of Esther and her uncle, Mordecai, in the deliverance of the Jews of Shusan from a threatened massacre planned by Haman, the chief courtier of King Ahashuerus. (47)
For example, Esther became the Persian King Ahashuerus' queen through a beauty contest (Est 2:15-18), and from this position of favor, she is able to influence the king to save the Jewish people from destruction (Esther 7-9).