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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]
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Ahasuerus

Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes
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d'Ahasverus: L'Aneantissement!" Would he have thought generally of the vagaries of the old legend of the wandering Jew?
was on a first-name basis with Ahasverus," she wrote in her thesis.
(29.) Werner Zirus (1930), Ahasverus. Der Ewige Jude (Berlin and Leipzig: de Gruyter): 2.
Very much in accord with the legend of Ahasverus, Rilke's Wandering Christ shows up in all kinds of unexpected locations.
By the seventeenth century the legendary Jew has become the wandering, long-haired, shabbily dressed Ahasverus. Ahasverus is a shoemaker.
The legend was revived in 1602 in a German pamphlet, "Kurze Beschreibung und Erzahlung von einem Juden mit namen Ahasverus" ("A Brief Description and Narration Regarding a Jew Named Ahasuerus").
(10) "Dans une atmosphere mysterieuse et inquietante, Maupassant reprend une des legendes les plus populaires du XIXe siecle: celle d'Ahasverus, le Juif errant, qu'il assimile a Judas.
Higher than usual foreign grain beetle (Ahasverus advena (Waltl)) activity was found both in stored grains and in new homes this year.
Ceri Crossley discusses the political resonances of Edgar Quinet's epic poem Ahasverus (1833).
Deux epopees en prose, peu connues aujourd'hui, d'Edgar Quinet, "Ahasverus" (1832) et "Promethee" (1838), furent aussi applaudies pour des raisons semblables.
The contours of this plot line, with all its paradigmatic significance, are determined by two further stereotypes: that of the Beautiful Jewess and a collective variation of the Ahasverus or Wandering Jew legend.
Dans une premiere partie, Simone Bernard-Griffiths met en lumiere la raison (qui n'est nullement rationnelle) du choix de la legende de Merlin, pour couronner une oeuvre multiforme, qui avait deja utilise deux mythes, dans les annees 1830: celui du Juif errant, dans Ahasverus, et celui de Promethee.