Many significant events took place between the period of King Xerxes’ banishing Vashti and his marriage to Esther. One of those famous events was the battle between King Leonidas, who led the Spartans, and the massive Persian army led by the powerful King Xerxes. King Xerxes ruled over 127 provinces. The provinces spanned from India to the demesne of the Nile in the southern regions of Egypt. King Xerxes reigned from his palace in Susa, which had been initiated by his father King Darius. King Xerxes was tough, surly, arrogant, and vain. He had managed to subdue and occupy great lands and had extended the borders of Persia very far. Many believe that the great feast that la...
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...eginning to end. For a king such as Xerxes that could have all he desired and saw himself as a god, to love and want to give half of his kingdom to this woman of no noble birth could only be done through God’s power. For it was for such a time as this that Esther was called upon, and she executed all that God wanted for her.
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