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Why is Esther important? Is Esther mentioned in the New Testament?

Biography of Esther

Full name:Esther
Year of death:460 BC
Place of birthAhamenid Empire
Nationality:Persian
Death cause:Normal causes- age

Along with the book of Ruth, Esther is the only book in the Bible with a woman’s name as its title. This heroine of her nation was first called Hadassah, but her Hebrew name was changed for the benefit of the imperial court to Esther, which translates as the star of the rising.