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Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

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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