Vashti (Hebrew: וַשְׁתִּי , Vashti, Koine Greek: ᾿Αστίν Astín) was a queen of Persia and the first wife of Persian King Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther, a book included in the Tanach and the Old Testament and read on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Amestris (Greek: Άμηστρις, Amēstris, perhaps the same as...
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In the Book of Esther, Vashti is the first wife of King...
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Because the text lacks any references to known events, some...
There is no record of Vashti in Persian or Greek histories or traditions. To stretch the analogy rather, it is though Aztec traditions included a queen of Spain who Spanish/European history has failed to record. We would not then set up a "Queen of Spain" infobox for her. Johnbod (talk) 04:37, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
In the narrative, Ahasuerus seeks a new wife after his queen, Vashti, refuses to obey him, and Esther is chosen for her beauty. The king's chief adviser, Haman , is offended by Esther's cousin and guardian, Mordecai , and gets permission from the king to have all the Jews in the kingdom killed.
Vashti was Queen of Persia and the first wife of Persian King Ahasuerusin the Book of Esther. Ahasuerus ordered his chief eunuchs to carry out his command to bring Queen Vashti to stand before his courtiers and show off her exceptional beauty. But she was refused.
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On the seventh day of the latter banquet, Ahasuerus orders the queen, Vashti, to display her beauty before the guests by coming before them wearing her crown (1:10–11). She refuses, infuriating Ahasuerus, who on the advice of his counselors removes her from her position as an example to other women who might be emboldened to disobey their ...
When "young virgins" were sought, she was taken into the presence of King Ahasuerus and was made queen in the place of the exiled queen Vashti. Subsequently, Mordecai discovered a plot of the king's chamberlains Bigthan and Teresh to assassinate the king. Because of Mordecai's vigilance, the plot was foiled.
The Book of Esther begins with a six-month (180 day) drinking feast given by King Ahasuerus for the army of Persia and Media and the satraps and princes of the 127 provinces of his kingdom, concluding with a seven-day drinking feast for the inhabitants of Shushan (), rich and poor, and a separate drinking feast for the women organized by Queen Vashti in the pavilion of the royal courtyard.
Oct 18, 2009 · According to Esther 1, Queen Vashti was the wife of King Xerxes and therefore queen of Persia in about 480BC. During a week-long feast in his palace in Susa (and while he was affected by alcohol), Xerxes commanded Vashti to come and “display her beauty” (Esther 1:11) before all of his guests “for she was lovely to look at”.
Nov 03, 2019 · Vashti the First Feminist"' Queen Vashti of Persia, Original Feminist? King Ahasuerus holds banquets for the members of his court and subsequently for his people, too; 180 days with his peers, and another seven days with the members of his court. The text describes it at considerable length [Ch 1, 1-8].