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HADASSAH (PERSON) [Heb hădassâ (הֲדַסָּה)]. The name given to Esther when she is first introduced by the narrator of the book of Esther (2:7). He tells us that Mordecai, a Jew resident in Susa, was “raising Hadassah, that is Esther, his (i.e., Mordecai’s) niece.” The most natural understanding of this
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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Hadassah (huh-das´uh; Heb., “myrtle”), another name for Esther (Esther 2:7), probably her given Hebrew name. “Esther” is a Babylonian or Persian name meaning either “Ishtar” (a goddess) or “star,” which may have been the name given her in the royal court (see 2:8–9) or a name adopted in conformity with
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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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