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isles = coasts.
power. Hebrew. tokeph. See note on Esther 8:11 .
next = the second = the Grand Vizier. Compare Esther 8:2 .
speaking peace = maintaining peace.
his seed: i.e. the People of Israel. N. B. in Persia, not Judea. Thus was prepared the way for the emancipation of the Jews, which, not long after, was proclaimed by Cyrus (Ezra 1:1 ), the son of Astyages and Esther (see App-57 ), and is further proof that this book comes, chronologically, before the book Ezra-Nehemiah. N.B. the year 461 is the midway year of the Babylonian Servitude (496-426). See special note on 2 Chronicles 36:21 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Esther 10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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