Seven years ago, during Buju Banton's sentencing, a US federal court heard a heartfelt request for leniency from the reggae icon's then 11-year-old daughter, Abihail Myrie.
Abihail shared the heartwarming moment in a social media post.
Miriam--The Prophetess and the sister of Moses and Aaron; Ruth, the woman from Moab; Esther, the daughter of Abihail
; Rachel, the daughter of Laban; Deborah, the prophetess and the judge--strong and wise women in their own era and circumstances.
In its account of Jezebel's lethal expropriation of Naboth's vineyard, the Bible has this to say: "So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal, and she sent them to the elders and the nobles who dwelt with Naboth in his city." (One of Jezebel's royal seals was, in fact, recently discovered by archaeologists.) The story of Esther ends with her promulgation of a directive to the Jews of Persia: "Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail
, and Mordecai the Jew, gave full written authority, confirming this second letter about Purim.