1These events happened in the days of King Xerxes,#  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.#  Hebrew to Cush.

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