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  1. Aug 30, 2021 · Queen Vashti and Queen Esther both showed strength in the Book of Esther. Both of these women were wives to King Xerxes. Vashti was Xerxes’ first wife, but after she disobeyed him and humiliated him in front of his guests (Esther 1:9-22), Xerxes sent his men to search for a new wife.

  2. Sep 15, 2021 · However, Queen Esther had the benefit of Vashti ’ s example, and more importantly, she chose to go in God ’ s power and might—instead of her own will and strength.

  3. Sep 10, 2021 · A young Jewish woman, Esther, outshined all the rest. “So he [the king] set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti” ( Esther 2:17 ). Soon after Esther was crowned, an upheaval in the kingdom began. Haman, the king’s right-hand man, hated the Jewish people. No one knew Esther was Jewish.

  4. Sep 10, 2021 · The Banquet of Queen Vashti, from the 1617 Scroll of Esther from Ferrara, Italy. Institution: National Library of Israel, Jerusalem. The first wife of Ahasuerus, the king of Persia, Vashti is the featured character in the first episode of the Book of Esther.

  5. Sep 01, 2021 · Queen Vashti and Queen Esther both showed strength in the Book of Esther. Both of these women were wives to King Xerxes. Vashti was Xerxes’ first wife, but after she disobeyed him and humiliated him in front of his guests (Esther 1:9-22), Xerxes sent his men to search for a new wife. After Vashti refuses to come before Xerxes, Xerxes banishes Vashti. After guidance from his royal advisor ...

  6. Sep 14, 2021 · The two Queens that make up the fascinating story of this book are Vashti and Esther. The account begins with a time of feasting in the royal palace where the ruling King of Persia, Xerxes, decided to display “the vast wealth of his kingdom and the glory of his majesty” (Esther 1:4 – NIV translation, used with permission).

  7. Sep 10, 2021 · We see further on in the book Esther, who was a humble, beautiful and well brought up lady was made the queen. Later on there is another gathering that Esther requested for, her gathering was a godly gathering, she was fasting and praying with other women to be able to make a request of her husband, the same king, Vashti’s ex-husband.

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