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    When I was a kid, I imagined Esther to be something of a beauty pageant contestant. I figured that, in addition to her twelve months of beautification, she must have performed a talent and answered questions from a glass bowl before winning the heart of a love-struck King Xerxes. I never learned in ...
    • Hilda Hernandez

      Esther (/ˈɛstər/; Hebrew: אֶסְתֵּר, Modern Ester, Tiberian ʼEstēr), born Hadassah, is the eponymous heroine of the Book of Esther. According to the Bible, Esther was a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus. Ahasuerus is traditionally identified with Xerxes I during the time of the Achaemenid empire. Her story is the basis for the celebration of Purim in Jewish tradition.

    • Maya

      Queen Esther was the Jewish queen of the Persian King Ahasuerus. Reared by her uncle Mordecai, the orphaned girl was married to the king after being chosen from the harem. When Haman, one of the most powerful princes of the realm, plotted to execute Mordecai and to kill all Jews in the kingdom, she intervened with Ahasuerus to save them. The celebration of Purim in Judaism is based on Esther and her story, in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews. Oil Painting ~ Edwin Long 1878.

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      Queen Esther (1878) Edwin Longsden Long RA (12 July 1829 – 15 May 1891)

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      Queen Esther, Edwin Longsden Long, (1878) (Source : steelylaceribbon)

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      Edwin Longsden Long, Queen Esther, (1878) (Source : steelylaceribbon)

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      Edwin Longsden Long - Queen Esther, 1878, oil on canvas, 214*167cm

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      queen esther of persia | Queen Esther: Just an Ordinary Woman

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      #art #painting

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