NLTNew Living Translation
1These events happened in the days of King Xerxes,#1:1a Hebrew Ahasuerus, another name for Xerxes; also throughout the book of Esther. Xerxes reigned 486–465 b.c. who reigned over 127 provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia.#1:1b Hebrew to Cush.
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