Drunk on power: Vashti’s “such a time as this” (part 2)

Having discussed the general context of the book of Esther and Vashti’s importance in it as well as some of┬áthe background to Vashti’s introduction, let’s take a closer look at the verse preceding her denial of the king’s request: On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha and Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus.…

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