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Esther 7:3 (KJV) 3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:
Queen Esther and King Xerxes Music Video - "Wherever You Go" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1monahmM4o4 Ziba malekeh hamra he shah ba jaho jalal. Ziba melekeh hamra he shah miad as rah. "The beautiful queen and king are coming in all their glory. The beautiful queen and king have arrived."
The laws of Persia at the time were that if the Queen approached the King without being summoned then the punishment was death. Esther approached the king to petition for her people, the Jews, before Xerxes went off to war with the Greeks...and Sparta's 300 ;)
In this video you will watch Achaemenid kings (Cyrus the Great, Xerxes the Great, Darius king III, general Surena"in Parthian Empire" and ancient Persian peoples)
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.
XERXES BECOMES A GOD-KING
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
http://aroodawakening.tv Purim Series Episode 1 Preview: The Vanquishing of Vashti The empire of Ahasuerus spanned from Ethiopia to India. He ruled over 127 kingdoms. But one night at the end of a six-month "world's fair," an incident transpired at the closing banquet that threatened to undermine the stability and peaceful future for everyone in the kingdom. Ahasuerus and the wise men of Babylon were confronted with an issue that still threatens every marriage in the world today. Join Michael Rood in the tent of Abraham as he considers the proposals of the wise men of old while stripping away 2,000 years of Greek culture and revealing the majesty and grandeur of the Persian Empire in the days of Mordechai the Jew. Do not miss Episode 1 in the 5-part series Purim: the Making of a King's Bride!