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(a) (4th century BCE) First cousin of Mordecai, selected as King Ahasuerus's queen after Vashti's execution. At Mordecai's behest, she brought about Ahasuerus's annulment of Haman's decree calling for the extermination of the Jews. (b) A common Jewish name.
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Entry for 'Esther'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/e/esther.html. 2012.