Esther first pleases Hegai
, who provides ointments and potions to make her even more attractive (2:9).
She is introduced as a beautiful young woman, but her edge over the other maidens seems to come after she enters the harem " to the custody of Hegai
, keeper of the women.
Y dijeron los criados del rey, sus cortesanos: busquen para el rey jovenes virgenes de buen parecer, y ponga el rey personas en todas las provincias de su reino, que lleven a todas las jovenes virgenes de buen parecer a Susa, residencia real, a la casa de las mujeres, al cuidado de Hegai
, eunuco del rey, guarda de las mujeres, que les den sus atavios, y la doncella que agrade a los ojos del rey, reine en lugar de Vasti.
Loir Lotan and Hegai
Peleg, Israel (March 23, 2006).
The film also features veteran actor Tommy Lister ("Next Friday") in the lead role of Hegai
Note also that Esther is befriended by Hegai
, the king's chamberlain, who helps her to find favor with the king and thus receive her own promotion to queen (Est.
A pageant run by Hegai
, the king's eunuch, who surely would have received his own Bravo TV show if cable had existed in the time of Xerxes I.