Name Meaning and Biblical Context of Esther
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The Biblical baby name Esther is Persian in origin and it's meaning is star.
Esther is pronounced es-tare'.
Esther is the Persian name of Hadassah, the daughter of Abihail, of the tribe of Benjamin. After the death of her parents, Esther was adopted by her cousin Mordecai.
Esther became the wife of Ahasuerus, the King of Persia. After this marriage, Ahesuerus gave his Prime Minister Haman, the power and authority to kill all the Jews in his kingdom. By the clever interposition of Esther, this catastrophe was prevented. The annual festival of Purim is held to commemorate this deliverance.
The story of Esther is told in the Book of Esther.
Biblical reference for baby name Esther:
Book of Esther
Strong's concordance H635
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