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Ruler who assisted Nebuchadnezzar in destroying Nineveh (Tob 14:15). The historical veracity of Tobit, however, is in question, leaving the identity of this character in doubt. For more information, see this article: Tobit, Book of.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahasuerus. 1. Persian king better known to Western readers as Xerxes I (485–465 bc); the son and successor of Darius I (Hystaspis). In Ezra 4:6 Ahasuerus is mentioned as receiving letters of accusation from enemies of the Jews about their rebuilding the temple.The gate of Xerxes in Persepolis, with
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AHASUERUS1. Persian king better known to Western readers as Xerxes I (486–465 bc); the son and successor of Darius I (Hystaspis). In Ezra 4:6 Ahasuerus is mentioned as receiving letters of accusation from enemies of the Jews about their rebuilding the temple.Ahasuerus played a role in biblical history
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahasuerus (uh-has´yoo-air´uhs), a Persian king mentioned in the book of Esther, usually identified with Xerxes I (485–464 bce); the historical Xerxes I ruled over twenty satrapies (Herodotus History 3.89), and his queen was Amestris from a noble Persian family (History 7.61). Ahasuerus is described in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AHASUERUS. Better known by Gr. name Xerxes (486–465 b.c.), he was the son of Darius I and father of Artaxerxes I. Scripture indicates that he ruled a vast empire from India to Ethiopia (Est 1:1; cf. Herodotus 7:9), deposed Vashti as queen in 483 b.c., and chose Esther in 478 b.c. Four years later he
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
AHASUERUS (’aḥašwērôš, the Heb. equivalent of the Persian khshayarsha). In the Elephantine Aramaic papyri the consonants appear as ḥsy’rš. The resemblance of the latter to the Greek Xerxes is reasonably close, and the Babylonian version of Xerxes’ name on the Behistun inscription is close to the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahasuerus (Heb. ʾăḥašwērôš; Gk. ʾAssouēros)1. In all probability, the biblical name for Xerxes I (Pers. khshayârshâ), king of Persia 486–465 b.c.e., son and successor of Darius I. Under his father he was satrap over Babylon (498–486). Upon his accession he recaptured Egypt (484), which had
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahasuerus [ə hăzhˊ ŏo ĕrˊəs] (Heb. ˒aḥašwērôš; Gk. Assouēros].†
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