This article is about the heroine of the Book book of esther bible study pdf Esther. Esther’s king husband was Xerxes’ son Artaxerxes.
But when the attendants delivered the king’s command to Queen Vashti, she refused to come. Furious at her refusal to obey, the king asked his wise men what should be done. One of them said that all the women in the empire would hear that “The King Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not. Then these women would despise their husbands, which would cause many problems in the kingdom. Therefore, it would be prudent to depose Vashti. Many beautiful maidens were then brought before the king in order that he might choose a successor to the unruly Vashti. Esther was originally named Hadassah, meaning myrtle.