Est. 1:1

Esther 1:1 Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces,

King Ahasuerus, or King Xerxes as he is also known as, ruled over the Persian empire from 486 – 465 B.C. His jurisdiction included over 127 provinces from far into Asia to deep into Africa.

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