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Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(Esther 1:1; Esther 8:9). Ahasuerus' (Xerxes') easternmost dominion, as Ethiopia was the westernmost. The country round the Indus, the Punjab, and Scinde, which Alexander the Great afterward conquered. Hebrew Ηoddu , i.e. Honadu, Hindu; occurring in the Persepolitan inscriptions. Solomon imported through the Red Sea from Ophir Indian articles, of which some have Indian names; algumiym "sandal wood," kophim "apes," thucim "peacocks," pitdah "topaz," Sanskrit pita .
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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'India'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/i/india.html. 1949.