Memucan


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Memucan

(mēmyo͞o`kən), counselor of King AhasuerusAhasuerus
, 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 Mede is also given as Ahasuerus.
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Through him, Fuller became well acquainted with other important heads of the Texas government and soon received an order from Memucan Hunt, Secretary of the Navy The order was for 180 revolver carbines and 180 revolvers, complete with proper appendages for both.
After all, his chamberlain Memucan warns him that if all wives decide to emulate Vashti and refuse to be summoned by their husbands, there will arise a surfeit of contempt and anger (1:18).