Ahasuerus

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Ahasuerus

(āhăs'yo͞oē`rəs), Hebrew form of the name Xerxes, as used in the Bible. The Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther is probably Xerxes I. That in the Book of Tobit may be Cyaxares I, destroyer of Nineveh. The name of the father of Darius the MedeDarius the Mede,
in the Bible, a king of the Medes who succeeded to the throne of Babylonia after Belshazzar. Otherwise unknown outside biblical tradition, it is likely that this Darius has been confused with Cyrus the Persian, who succeeded Belshazzar and decreed (539 B.C.
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 is also given as Ahasuerus.

Ahasuerus

(519–465 B.C.) Persian king rectifies wrongs done to Jews. [O.T.: Esther 8:7–8]
See: Justice

Ahasuerus

German name for the Wandering Jew. [Ger. Lit.: Benét, 1071]

Ahasuerus

Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes
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The author delves into the chronology of the Persian empire according to Chazal and provides us with a historical backdrop of the reign of such Persian kings as Daryavesh (Darius the Mede), Coresh, Cambyses and Xerxes, who is also believed to have been the real Achashverosh.
Therefore, the name Achashverosh [Ahasuerus] is made up of the words achash and rosh [head] meaning "a great leader.
One example of that topsy-turvy world is in the Book of Esther itself, where King Achashverosh reigns over Persia and has trouble running his own family, said Clayman, who is known to her students as ``Morah Sandy,'' or Teacher Sandy.