Xerxes I

a Persian king, also known as Ahasuerus and possibly Artaxerxes

See: Ezra 4:6; Esther 1-10; Daniel 9:1.

He was the son of Darius the Great, and successor to his throne. He married Esther.

The name Xerxes does not appear in the King James Bible, the New King James Version, the New American Standard Bible, the New Revised Standard Version, or the English Standard Version. It appears 31 times in the New International Version (NIV).

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