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Ahasuerus

Definition of the noun Ahasuerus

What does Ahasuerus mean as a name of something?

proper noun

  1. [biblical character] A king of Persia, later identified with Xerxes.
  2. A name given to the Wandering Jew.

Explanation

Ahasuerus is a name used several times in the Hebrew Bible, as well as related legends and Apocrypha. This name is applied in the Hebrew Scriptures to three rulers. The same name is also applied uncertainly to a Babylonian official noted in the Book of Tobit.

  • also known as 亞哈隨魯

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Google previewIsrael Among the Nations (1985)

A Commentary on the Books of Nahum and Obadiah by R. J. Coggins, S. P. Reʼemi, S. P. Re'emi

The name Ahasuerus is a good Persian one, and it may be translated Xerxes, though in the LXX it is rendered Artaxerxes. The wife of the historical Xerxes bore the name, not Vashti or Esther, but Hutaossa (in Greek Atossa). At the time of this ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Brief-Volume I, Vol. 1 by Richard Bulliet, ISBN 9780618992386 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ahasuerus: Ahasuerus is a name used several times in the Hebrew Bible, as well as related legends and Apocrypha. This name (or title) is applied in the Hebrew Scriptures to three rulers. The same name (or title) isalso applied uncertainly to ...

Google previewThe Good Life in the Old Testament (2002)

by R. Norman Whybray

Moreover Ahasuerus is a weak-minded and capricious monarch ...

Google previewRadical Shelley (2014)

The Philosophical Anarchism and Utopian Thought of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Michael Henry Scrivener

Neither Queen Mab nor Ahasuerus is an accurate portrait of the mediating bard because the one is too detached, and the other not detached enough. The poem only anticipates the experience of inspiration that will become so important later.

Google previewBetween Woman, Man and God (2004)

A New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments by Hagith Sivan

But Ahasuerus is a bad king, a tyrant, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels (2015)

by Hastings, James

The bookof Estheris so called, because itcontains thehistoryof Esther, aJewish captive, who byher remarkable accomplishments gained theaffections of King Ahasuerus, and by marriage with him wasraised tothe throne of Persia; and it relates ...

Google previewBiblical and Theological Bible Dictionary (2015)

by Watson, Richard

The bookof Estheris so called, because itcontains thehistoryof Esther, aJewish captive, who byher remarkable accomplishments gained theaffections of King Ahasuerus, and by marriage with him wasraised tothe throne of Persia; and it relates ...

Google previewDictionary of the Bible (1872)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History by Sir William Smith

Tliis first Ahasuerus, then, is Cyaxares, the conqueror of Nineveh. And in accordance with this view, we reul in Tobit, xiv. 15, that Nineveh was taken by Nabucbodonosor and Assuerus, >. e. Cy- 2. In Ezra iv. 6, the enemies of the .lews , after ...

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Scrabble value of A1H4A1S1U1E1R1U1S1

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