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And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:7 Hadassah, that is, Esther. “Hadassah,” probably meaning “myrtle,” was Esther’s Jewish name. The name “Esther” was from the Babylonian goddess “Ishtar.”

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