The greatness of Mordecai
1King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores. 2And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia? 3Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.
Footnotes for the Book of Esther
a 6 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin
b 21 Hebrew Bigthan, a variant of Bigthana
a 14 That is, about 23 metres
a 9 That is, the upper Nile region
b 11 Or province, together with their women and children, who might attack them;