This is the name of 3 biblical kings.
also known as: Artaxerxes, Xerxes I
He reigned for 21 years (B.C. 486-465).
He invaded Greece with an army, it is said, of more than 2,000,000 soldiers, only 5,000 of whom returned with him. Leonidas, with his famous 300, arrested his progress at the Pass of Thermopylae, and then he was defeated disastrously by Themistocles at Salamis.
King Ahasuerus, the sovereign mentioned in Ezra 4:6
This was possibly the Cambyses of secular history, the son and successor of Cyrus (B.C. 529).
Xerxes / Artaxerxes
Esther / Hadassah
- Review of “One Night with the King,” 2006 movie about Esther
- About the book of Esther
Read the Book of Esther
- Kingdom of Babylon