Hadassah (Huh-das´uh)

Another name for Esther (Esth 2:7), probably her given Hebrew name. “Esther” is a Babylonian or Persian name (the goddess Ishtar or “star”), which may have been the name given her in the royal court (Esth 2:8-9) or a name adopted in conformity with Persian style.

Esth 2:7

7Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his cousin, for she had neither father nor mother; the girl was fair and beautiful, and when her father and h ... View more

Esth 2:8-9

8So when the king's order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in the citadel of Susa in custody of Hegai, Esther also was tak ... View more

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