(Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
- And they told to Mordecai Esther's words.
- The Persian name for Esther was Hadassah.
- The scroll containing the biblical narrative of the Book of Esther,traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate the festival of Purim.
- Book of Esther 以斯帖