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Ahasuerus, Ahasuerus king of Persia

 

(lion-king), the name of one Median and two Persian kings mentioned in the Old Testament.

The Ahasuerus king of Persia, referred to in (Ezra 4:6) must be Cambyses, thought to be Cyrus' successor, and perhaps his son. (B.C. 529.)

 

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