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Noun: Esther  es-tu(r)
  1. An Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
    - Book of Esther
     
  2. (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)

Type of: book, Jewess, queen

Part of: Hagiographa, Ketubim, Old Testament, Writings

Encyclopedia: Esther, Missouri