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In the days of Ahasuerus

“In the time of Ahasuerus” or “When Ahasuerus was ruling as king”

this is Ahasuerus who reigned from India as far as Cush, over 127 provinces

This is background information to help the reader identify Ahasuerus. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/writing-background)

127

“one hundred and twenty-seven” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-numbers)

provinces

A “province” is a large area into which some countries are divided for the purposes of government.

sat on his royal throne

Here “royal throne” may refer to his rule over the kingdom. AT: “ruled the empire” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metonymy)

fortress

This refers to a castle, stronghold or fortified city.

Susa

This was a royal city of Persian kings. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-names)

translationWords

  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/ahasuerus
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/ethiopia
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/king
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/royal
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/throne
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/stronghold