There are other bowers of roses in Shushan whither the women can go.
And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men.
The Hebrew word Shushan was a generic name given to a mixture of flowers, exactly as we now talk of ferns, herbs, or grass.
Hanani, Nehemiah's brother, had left Shushan for a distant land.
Twelve long years, and in all probability no news had reached the family in Shushan of the absent Hanani.
"Thou who wouldst crucify me upon Shushan," he said through his teeth.
Nehemiah had brought with him from Shushan a large following of faithful servants or slaves; on these he could thoroughly rely.
"You must have seen Zoroaster very often before he left Shushan," she said.
Salome was clad in the barbaric splendor of a woman of Shushan.
The exact site of Shushan (Susa) is a subject of some doubt among modern geographers.