- a king of ancient Persia, known to the Greeks as Xerxes: husband of the Biblical Esther.
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Historical Examples of ahasuerus
Haman was first minister of state, and favourite to king Ahasuerus.No Cross, No Crown
For this blasphemy he was doomed to be taken at his word, and became a sort of Ahasuerus of the sea.Seaward
Shahryar finds a model consort in Shahrazad, Ahasuerus in Esther.The Life of Sir Richard Burton
He was indebted to me no less than Ahasuerus was indebted to Mordecai.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V
J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
Take the setting and the spirit of the Ahasuerus crowd—self-seeking, careless of human rights, neglectful of children's claims.
- Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes