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Esther 1:10

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Queen Vashti is Removed from Her Royal Position

1:10 On the seventh day, as King Ahasuerus was feeling the effects of the wine, 1  he ordered Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs who attended him, 2 

Esther 2:21

Context

2:21 In those days while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan 3  and Teresh, 4  two of the king’s eunuchs who protected the entrance, 5  became angry and plotted to assassinate 6  King Ahasuerus.

1 tn Heb “as the heart of the king was good with the wine.” Here the proper name (King Ahasuerus) has been substituted for the title in the translation for stylistic reasons.

2 tn Heb “King Ahasuerus”; here the proper name has been replaced by the pronoun “him” in the translation for stylistic reasons. Cf. similarly NIV, NCV, CEV, NLT “King Xerxes.”

3 tn This individual is referred to as “Bigthana,” a variant spelling of the name, in Esth 6:2.

4 tc The LXX does not include the names “Bigthan and Teresh” here.

5 tn Heb “guarders of the threshold”; NIV “who guarded the doorway.”

6 tn Heb “sought to send a hand against”; CEV “decided to kill.”



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