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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 previewRadical Shelley (2014)

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

Neither Milton's Satan nor the Ahasuerus of legend ever had hope of liberation, as Shelley's Wandering Jew has. Neither Queen Mab nor Ahasuerus is an accurate portrait of the ...

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 previewEsther and Her Elusive God (2014)

How a Secular Story Functions as Scripture by John Anthony Dunne

Wells even finds a critique of God's reliability in the figure of the king: That Ahasuerus is a parody of God is a playful yet acerbic indication that God's ways seem arbitrary, God's faithfulness seems unreliable, and God's judgments seem ...

Google previewThe Good Life in the Old Testament (2002)

by R. Norman Whybray

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

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 previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

AHASUERUS (the Latinized form of the Hebrew shin vav resh tsareh vav shvah shin patach heth patach aleph; in LXX. `Assoueros, once in Tobit `Asueros)), a royal Persian or Median name occurring in three of the books of the Old Testament ...

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 previewA Dictionary of the Bible (1863)

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

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Scrabble value of A1H4A1S1U1E1R1U1S1

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