Shushan

Shushan (Shoo´shan)

The ancient capital of Elam (the southwestern area of modern Iran), which reached its height of importance as the residence and especially the winter capital of the kings of Persia. Called “Susa the capital” in (Esth 1:2 and Neh 1:1), it provides the setting for the story of Esther and Mordecai. Daniel is also placed in Susa (Shushan) during the reign of Belshazzar (Dan 8:2).

Esth 1:2

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Neh 1:1

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Dan 8:2

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