Esther 1:2
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King James Version
That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Darby Bible Translation
in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the fortress,

World English Bible
that in those days, when the King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Young's Literal Translation
in those days, at the sitting of the king Ahasuerus on the throne of his kingdom, that is in Shushan the palace,

Esther 1:2 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus {c} sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

(c) That is, had rest and quietness.Esther 1:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Esther
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 1:46
And also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom.

Nehemiah 1:1
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,

Esther 2:3
And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:

Daniel 8:2
And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

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