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(Bible) Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes
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(əˌhæz yuˈɪər əs, əˌhæs-)

a king of ancient Persia, usu. identified as Xerxes I: husband of Esther.
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Third among the harpooneers was Daggoo, a gigantic, coal-black negro-savage, with a lion-like tread --an Ahasuerus to behold.
van der Luyden beamed on her with the smile of Esther interceding with Ahasuerus; but her husband raised a protesting hand.
le surintendant pass from the height of favor to the direst disgrace; that Vaux be turned into a dungeon for him; that after having been steeped to his lips, as it were, in all the perfumes and incense of Ahasuerus, he is transferred to the gallows of Haman; in other words, of Enguerrand de Marigny?" And at this reflection, D'Artagnan's brow became clouded with perplexity.
"Now, King Ahasuerus! What do I want with half your estate?
Which Old Testament woman became the queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus? A Mary B Esther C Jezebel D Ruth 14.
While the people of the two nations have different thoughts of one another, I should mention that the tomb of Queen Esther, the wife of Persian King Ahasuerus (commonly identified as Xerxes the Great), has been preserved in the Iranian city of Hamadan since her death in 465 B.C.
Savta's name is Esther, like the biblical Jewish queen, wife of the Persian King Ahasuerus. It suits her: her raised chin, her natural gift for drama, the size of her clan.
It is the story of Haman, minister of Ahasuerus, who angry at Mordecai wants to hang him with all the Jews of the kingdom.
Queen Esther maintained her traditions in the house of Ahasuerus for nine years while also hiding her true origins, and then orchestrated the salvation of the Jewish Persians at great personal risk.
The story follows Esther, chosen to be the wife and Queen of King Ahasuerus (believed to be Xerxes I) of Persia, who uses her influence to stop the bloody plan made by Haman to kill all the Jews.
It's only by chance that Ahasuerus' (Xerxes') favorite wife manages to turn him against Haman, save the Jews, and then exterminate their enemies.
The painting was first brought to Birmingham's Barber Institute in May 1939 by Jewish art dealer Kurt Walter Bachstitz, along with teen's other famous work, The Wrath of Ahasuerus. It was seen as a coup for the Edgbaston gallery at the time.