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      • In the biblical Book of Esther, Vashti is the wife of King Ahasuerus, the ruler of Persia. Who Was Vashti? 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.
  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Sep 14, 2021 · People Just Like Us: No.3 - Two Queens: Vashti and Esther. One of the really amazing books in the Old Testament, the book of Esther, records an interesting bit of history from the Persian Nation. This took place during the post-captivity time of the Jewish Nation in about 460 BC.

  4. Sep 15, 2021 · • King Xerxes got rid of his first queen, Vashti, when she refused to come to his party full of drunk guests and held a sort of “beauty contest” to choose his new queen. • Esther was taken to the palace and entered a one-year training program, complete with beauty treatments and lessons in make-up.

  5. Sep 13, 2021 · The book of esther (part 2: the new queen of medo persia) in the third year of his reign, king ahasuerus dethroned queen vashti through a decree proclaimed in all his kingdom for her refusal to appear before his guests, thus enforcing male authority in all households within the medo persian empire.

  6. Sep 15, 2021 · In fact, the only quality Esther had that qualifies her to enter into the competition to been selected to replace Queen Vashti was that she was a virgin. The book of Esther 2:15 actually told us what happened. It says, now when the turn came for Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in ...

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