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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Hadassah', הֲדִסָּה , myrtle; comp. the Gr. names A Myrto, etc.; Sept. omits, Vulg. Edissa), the earlier Jewish name of ESTHER (Esther 2:7). Gesenius (Thesaur. p. 366) suggests that it is identical with ςΑτοσσα, the name of the daughter of Cyrus (Herod. 3. 133,134).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Hadassah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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