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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Carshena

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(Hebrews Karshena', כִּרְשְׁנָא , probably of Persian derivation; comp. mod. Pers. Karshen, "spoiler," or Zend Keresna, Sanscr. Kreshna, "black;" Sept. has but three names, of which the first is Ἀρκεσαῖος; Vulg. Charsena), the first named of the seven "princes" or chief emirs at the court of Xerxes (Ahasuerus) when Vashti refused to present herself at the royal banquet (Esther 1:14). B.C. 483.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Carshena'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/carshena.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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