According to the Midrash, Vashti was the great-granddaughter of King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon, the granddaughter of King Amel-Marduk and the daughter of King Belshazzar. During Vashti's father's rule, mobs of Medes and Persians attacked. They murdered Belshazzar that night. Vashti, unknowing of her father's death, ran to her father's quarters.
Feb 07, 2019 · According to the midrash , Vashti (ושתי) was the great-granddaughter of King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon and the daughter of King Belshazzar, making her a Babylonian. As a supposed descendant of the destroyer (Nebuchadnezzar II) of the First Temple in 586 BCE, Vashti was doomed in the Talmud by the sages of Babylon as evil and sinister, but lauded by the rabbis of Israel as noble.
Vashti was the daughter of King Belshazzar of Babylon and the great-granddaughter of King Nebuchadnezzar, the man who destroyed the first Temple in Jerusalem. The night her father was murdered (as predicted by the famous "writing on the wall"), there was much bloodshed and looting in the palace. TORAH FROM DIXIE PURIM SECTION
- Vashti as Seen by The Babylonian Rabbis
- Vashti as Seen by The Rabbis of Erez Israel
- Vashti’s End
The Babylonian Rabbis tend to cast Vashti in an extremely negative light, as wicked, a Jew-hater and wanton. They comment on Esth. 1:9: “In addition, Queen Vashti gave a banquet for women, in the royal palace of King Ahasuerus” that Vashti held her banquet in the royal palace of King Ahasuerus, a place meant for men, and not in the natural venue for such an event, the harem. They learn from this that Vashti had licentious intent when she organized her banquet, just like her husband Ahasuerus...
In contrast to the negative depiction of Vashti by the Babylonian Rabbis, their counterparts in The Land of IsraelErez Israel portrayed her in a positive manner. Vashti was a scion of a royal dynasty and deported herself with the proper honor and nobility. The A type of non-halakhic literary activitiy of the Rabbis for interpreting non-legal material according to special principles of interpretation (hermeneutical rules).midrash relates that when Ahasuerus sent his sarisim (i.e., important mi...
As recorded in Esth. 1:12, Ahasuerus is enraged when he hears Vashti’s response: “The king was greatly incensed, and his fury burned within him.” In the Rabbinic account, God fanned the flames of Ahasuerus’s anger. He told the angel of fury: “Go and kindle a flame within him, breathe it into his body and throw sulphur into his oven.” His rage did not subside during all the years after Vashti’s banishment, until Esther’s appearance. According to one opinion, his anger was assuaged only when Ha...
Nov 03, 2019 · Vashti Amestris. Hebrew: ושתי. Death: 366. Immediate Family: Daughter of Belshazzar. Wife of Cyaxares, king of Media and Xerxes I 'the Great', king of Persia. Mother of Astyages, king of the Medes. Occupation:
Mar 06, 2017 · Nevertheless, a staple of virtually all midrashic depictions of Vashti is the claim that she descended from the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, who exiled the Judeans in 586 BCE. Her father was believed to be the Babylonian king Belshazzar, who ruled the Babylonians while they were in exile (Esther Rabbah, Petichta 12):
Even Jephtah’s daughter, who was brutally sacrificed by her father in the name of God, inspired the women of Israel to honor her in a ceremony every year. And it ultimately took the defiance of both Vashti and Esther to save the Jewish nation. The real story, it seems, is much more interesting than the ones we invent.
One should note that in contrast to the previous verse, where she is referred to as " Vashti, the Queen", here she is called "Queen Vashti", to show us that she has a mind of her own. The King is exceedingly angry and as a ruler who, throughout his life, has been dependent on his counselors' advice - as described in the Megillah - he calls ...
- Vashti, the queen. The only wife of Xerxes known to the Greeks was Amestris, the daughter of Otanes, one of the seven conspirators (Herod., 7:61). Xerxes probably took her to wife as soon as he was of marriageable age, and before he ascended the throne had a son by her, who in his seventh year was grown up (ibid. 9:108). It would seem to be certain that if Ahasuerus is Xerxes, Vashti must be Amestris.
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