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The Book of Esther Explained


CHAPTER 1
1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto
Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)
(In Daniel 9:1, Daniel says this number is 120 but he does not mention Esther.)
2 That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan
the palace,
3 In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia
and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him:
4 When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many
days, even an hundred and fourscore days.
(This is a party that lasted for over six months.)
5 And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in
Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's
palace;
(You have to remember that Daniel was in Shushan at this time and he was second in command over the
empire but he never once mentions this event or any of the people involved.)
6 Where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver
rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and
white, and black, marble.
7 And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal
wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
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