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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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(519–465 B.C.) Persian king rectifies wrongs done to Jews. [O.T.: Esther 8:7–8]
German name for the Wandering Jew. [Ger. Lit.: Benét, 1071]
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Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes
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