The Persian king traditionally identified as the husband of Esther is Xerxes the Great, who succeeded Darius and fought the Second Persian War. While Persian records make no direct reference to the events described in the Book of Esther, the chronology of Xerxes's career is fully compatible with the story described in the famous book of the Hebrew scriptures. For more free resources, please visit www.brucegore.com.
Some time later, the travelers find themselves in Persia in the city of Susa (Shushan in the video). The king Ahasuerus (also known as Xerxes I of Persia) has returned from a humiliating defeat against the Greeks, the battle of Platea and decides to throw a party. Esther and her elderly cousin Mordecai befriend the time travelers and try to help them fit in with the party, providing them clothes. The travelers routinely confuse their ancient hosts with 20th-century slang and technological terminology. When the queen, Vashti, blows off a request by the king complete with an insult, he grows angry with her and calls for a divorce, sending her into exile. Without making it an official law, the king decrees soon afterwards that out of respect, those beneath the king should bow before Haman out of respect, as he also gains favor from the king. He immediately starts a contest all throughout the Persian Empire in search of a new queen. Esther and Margo are chosen to be among the contestants, in spite Margo's initial defiance towards Tarsik, whom she labels "Buster." Esther ends up winning the king's favor and Margo becomes one of her honored palace guests. When Mordecai realizes the abusive implications behind Haman's desire for others to bow before him, Mordecai refuses to bow routinely, irritating Haman. Mordecai's justification is that men should really only bow before God. Haman, feeling insulted by Mordecai's defiance, formulates a plot in an attempt to get revenge. To win legitimacy for his plot, he tricks the king into signing into law a decree giving him power to eradicate all the Jews living in the kingdom. The three travelers do their part to help Esther and Mordecai formulate a plot of their own, to expose Haman's deception to the king. Their plan succeeds, and when the king learns that Queen Esther herself would be a target of Haman's plot, the king has Haman executed for treason. The travelers leave soon afterward, with Margo having to carry all of the gifts the travelers received from Esther. Along with The Nativity and Noah's Ark, the Esther episode is one of only three in which the travelers' usage of 20th-century terms leaves the ancients utterly confused. In most episodes, the confusion revolves exclusively around the protagonists' lack of understanding of the ancient world, combined with Moki's implied lack of understanding of nearly everything. This episode featured Helen Slater as the voice of Queen Esther; with Dean Jones as King Ahasuerus, Werner Klemperer as Haman, and Ron Rifkin as Mordecai. Originally created by Hanna-Barbera
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In around 480 BC at the battle of Thermopylae, the army of the city state of Sparta, held off the Persian army lead by Xerxes; said to possibly have as many as 2 million men. The Spartans only numbered 300.
An overview of everything about the Jews from the time of the Persian Empire. The Scriptures from this period are NOT in chronological order. This video and the handout below puts all the Scriptures in their proper order. The books are: -parts of Daniel -Ezra -Nehemiah -Esther -Haggai -Zechariah -Malachi The video will look at the major Persian kings such as Cyrus the Great, Darius I, and Artaxerxes I. It will answer the questions: Who is Darius the Mede? Who is Sheshbazzar? Who is Ahasuerus, Esther's king? When did Malachi prophesy? Skip directly to the chronology: 15:45 -- Download the one-page handout in PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-itb1POnZDLNFFqOXYyaE1RVGM/view?usp=sharing -- If you would like to subscribe to this channel via email, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Medes and the Persians settled in what is now Iran, and we don't hear much about them until about 600 BC. But by 600 BC the Medes and the Persians had . Here is a documentary about one of the greatest rulers and conquerors of history. This documentary is based on inscriptions by Xerxes The Great echoing over . This documentary in 3D portrays one of the greatest rulers and conquerors of history. This documentary is based on inscriptions by Xerxes The Great echoing . Statue of Darius from Susa Susa (Elamitic, Babylonian: Šušim; Greek τὰ Σοῦσα): capital of Elam, favorite residence of the Persian king Darius I the Great.
Here is a documentary about one of the greatest rulers and conquerors of history. This documentary is based on inscriptions by "Xerxes The Great" echoing over 25 centuries to reach us. "Darius The Great" father of "Xerxes The Great" ordered that a new alphabet, the Aryan script, was to be developed. This was used for a small corpus of inscriptions, known as the Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions. One of the most important Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions is the "Daiva inscription". The Old Persian text is known from three slabs of stone from Persepolis and the citadel of Pasargadae (Elamite and Babylonian copies exist). The meaning of the word daiva, which clearly means 'demon' and looks similar to the word daeva in the Avesta, the book of Zarathustra (Zoroaster). This work is solely based on the main inscriptions by "Xerxes The Great" that have been discovered so far. Below is the translation of the "Daiva inscription": "1. A great god is Ahuramazda, who created this earth, who created yonder sky, who created man, who created happiness for man, who made Xerxes king, one king of many, one lord of many. 2. I am Xerxes, the great king, king of kings, king of countries containing many kinds of men, king in this great earth far and wide, son of king Darius, an Achaemenian, a Persian, son of a Persian, an Aryan, of Aryan stock. 3. King Xerxes says: By the grace of Ahuramazda these are the countries of which I was king apart from Persia. I had lordship over them. They bore me tribute. What was said to them by me, that they did. My law, that held them: Media, Elam, Arachosia, Armenia, Drangiana, Parthia, Aria, Bactria, Sogdia, Chorasmia, Babylonia, Assyria, Sattagydia, Lydia, Egypt, Greece, those who dwell on this side of the sea and those who dwell across the sea, men of Maka, Arabia, Gandara, India, Cappadocia, theDahae, the haoma-drinking Sacae, the Sacae wearing pointed caps, Thrace, men of Akaufaciya, Libyans, Carians, and the Nubians. 4. King Xerxes says: when I became king, there was among these countries one that was in rebellion. Ahuramazda bore me aid. By the grace of Ahuramazda I smote that country and put it down in its place. And among these countries there was a place where previously demons (daiva) were worshipped. Afterwards, by the grace of Ahuramazda I destroyed that sanctuary of demons, and I proclaimed: 'The demons shall not be worshipped!' Where previously the demons were worshipped, there I worshipped Ahuramazda at the proper time and in the proper manner. And there was other business that had been done ill. That I made good. That which I did, all I did by the grace of Ahuramazda. Ahuramazda bore me aid until I completed the work. You who may live hereafter, if you should think 'Happy may I be when living, and when dead may I be blessed,' have respect for that law which Ahuramazda has established. Worship Ahuramazda at the proper time and in the proper manner. The man who has respect for that law that Ahuramazda has established and worships Ahuramazda at the proper time and in the proper manner, he both becomes happy while alive and becomes blessed when dead. 5. King Xerxes says: May Ahuramazda protect me from harm, and my house, and this land. This I ask of Ahuramazda. This may Ahuramazda give to me." In several inscriptions "Xerxes The Great" calls himself "The King of kings of All Nations".
During the 4th century B.C., the great Persian civilization, which was the first multiethnic empire in history, reached its peak. In this episode, we’ll tour the grand residences at Persepolis, and the imperial palaces of the omnipotent Darius – a sumptuous building complex for the most powerful man in the world of that era. I do not own the rights to this video.