Queen Esther was a queen in the time of King Xerxes. She was also known as Hadassah.
- Early Life
Mordecai, her cousin, brought her up because she had no father or mother. Her father's name was Abihail. When King Xerxes deposed Queen Vashti, he sent for hundreds of girls to come to the palace to see who would become his queen.
- Life in the Harem
Hegai, the official in charge of the harem, was pleased by Esther. He assigned her seven maids and moved her and her maids to the best place in the harem. Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background because Mordecai had forbidden her to.
- Life as a Queen