The Meaning of the name Esther

@article{Yahuda1946TheMO,
  title={The Meaning of the name Esther},
  author={A. S. Yahuda},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={1946},
  volume={78},
  pages={174 - 178}
}
  • A. Yahuda
  • Published 1 July 1946
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
In the book of Esther ii, 7, we are told that Mordecai brought up his niece Hadassah, and it adds “Hadassah that is Esther” . While it has been generally recognized that is the feminine of “Myrtle” which occurs several times in the Bible (Is. xli, 19; lv, 13; Zach. i, 8, 10, 11; Neh. viii, 15), there has never been any clear and definite opinion as to the meaning of Esther. Already in olden times it was felt that Esther was of foreign origin, but no one thought that meant to convey that there… 
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List of Articles in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1940–1950

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