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So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:16 the seventh year. Vashti had been deposed in the third year of the emperor’s reign (Esther 1:3). The four intervening years before Esther’s coronation had evidently been occupied with the huge but unsuccessful attempt to invade and conquer Greece.

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