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Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite;

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:5 Mordecai. The name “Mordecai” seems to be derived from the name of Marduk, the chief god of Babylon. His name has been found on a cuneiform tablet, mentioned as a high official at the court of Xerxes. He was most likely the great grandson of a Benjamite named Kish who had been one of the captives taken from Jerusalem in the days of King Jeconiah.

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