India

India (In´dee-uh)

The subcontinent lying east of Africa and south of Asia. It is mentioned in the phrase “from India to Ethiopia” in (Esth 1:1 and Esth 8:9) as the eastern boundary of the Persian Empire under Ahasuerus (ca. fifth century BCE). India is not otherwise attested in the biblical record.

Esth 1:1

King Ahasuerus Deposes Queen Vashti
1This happened in the days of Ahasuerus, the same Ahasuerus who ruled over one hundred twenty-seven provinces from India to ... View more

Esth 8:9

9The king's secretaries were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day; and an edict was written, accordin ... View more

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