The text itself does not clearly address why Vashti refused to appear. A variety of theories have emerged. According to Esther 1:11, Queen Vashti was told to appear “wearing her royal crown,” and one rabbinical tradition interprets this as the king’s instruction to wear only her royal crown—in other words, she was told to appear in the nude. According to that tradition, Queen Vashti refused because she did not want to be put on display before a group of salacious, drunken men.
Vashti was a queen of Persia and the first wife of Persian King Ahasuerus (Esther 1:9). She was dethroned for her refusal to appear at the king’s banquet to show her beauty (Esther 1:10-21) . She was dethroned for her refusal to appear at the king’s banquet to show her beauty (Esther 1:10-21) .
We know that it was not disloyalty to the King that prompted her refusal to appear because Queen Vashti herself made a banquet for the women of Shushan along with that of Ahasuerus for the men (ch. 1:9). This shows a united effort to promote the king’s political cause in Persia which proved her loyalty to the throne.
Queen Vashti’s refusal to come to the King’s party was a deliberate affront. It was unheard of in that society, and it was an act of gross stupidity on Vashti’s behalf, as well as an act of gross rebellion. No wonder her name was never hear of again.
Additionally, I believe that the Queen was expected to be naked, to showcase her beauty. The Queen refused because she felt this was below her dignity and it was disrespectful of the King to ask. Many times throughout the Bible, God used evil to defeat evil. Vashti had no love for the Jews.
Why Did Vashti Refuse? Scripture doesn’t record Vashti’s motivation for ignoring the king’s summons, but there are several schools of thought on the matter: A common belief among Bible commentators is that when the king commanded the eunuchs to “bring Queen Vashti before him with her royal crown” (Esther 1:11), he intended that she come wearing only the crown and nothing else.
Jun 18, 2019 · Why did Vashti refuse to come? We read that she was hosting her own party for the ladies of the land, an act of being a dutiful consort. But wives were expected to drop less important commitments for more important ones. This was Day Seven of a seven-day-long banquet for all the men in the capital city, with unlimited wine for all.