fallen upon the bed

Esther 7:8

7:8 fallen upon the bed. This “bed” was actually a couch, probably one of the “gold and silver” couches of which the king was proud (Esther 1:6). The Persians, like the Greeks and Romans, evidently reclined on couches at their meals. Haman, suddenly in great concern for his life, approached too close to the queen, violating the rigorous rules imposed upon their harems by such monarchs.

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