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For he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and that it should be published according to the language of every people.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:22 he sent letters. The Persian postal system at this period was very extensive and efficient, being structured in similar fashion to the United States Pony Express system of the mid-nineteenth century. An actual leather postal sack containing Persian official documents of the period has been found preserved in the dry climate of Egypt, which was then a part of the Persian Empire.

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