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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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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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Haman, Mordekhai and Ahashverosh therefore feature prominently, whereas Esther, who is far from the political realm, is not even mentioned.
Ahashverosh himself seems quite baffled, guessing that there is something more to her generous invitations than simply a social occasion.
Ahashverosh in 8:1 gave Esther official power over the house of Haman, and Mordekhai was promoted because Esther had revealed their relationship.
Interestingly enough, we learn from verse 8:7, through Ahashverosh's response, that Mordekhai had been standing with Esther before the king.
The next conversation between Esther and Ahashverosh indicates a significant change in her status and in the relationship between them.