Ahasuerus of Media
Ahasuerus the King
Ahasuerus the King (אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ, achashwerosh). Ahasuerus is the Aramaic name for Khshayarsha, the king of Persia, whom the Greeks called Xerxes (b. 518 bc; r. 486–465 bc). Ahasuerus is the Achaemenid king in the Hebrew version of the Book of Esther; in the Greek (LXX) version, his name is Artaxerxes.