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Another name for Esther (Esth 2:7), probably her given Hebrew name. “Esther” is a Babylonian or Persian name (the goddess Ishtar or “star”), which may have been the name given her in the royal court (Esth 2:8-9) or a name adopted in conformity with Persian style.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.