Căsătorită cu Xerxes I .
- ^ Meyers, Carol (). Barton, John; Muddiman, John, ed. The Oxford Bible Commentary (în engleză). Oxford University Press. p. 325. ISBN 9780199277186.
Like the Joseph story in Genesis and the book of Daniel, it is a fictional piece of prose writing involving the interaction between foreigners and Hebrews/Jews.
- ^ Berlin, Adele (). „The Book of Esther and Ancient Storytelling”. Journal of Biblical Literature. JSTOR. 120 (1): 3–14. doi:10.2307/3268590. ISSN 0021-9231.
- ^ Hirsch, Emil G.; Dyneley Prince, John; Schechter, Solomon (). „ESTHER”. În Singer, Isidor; Adler, Cyrus. Jewish Encyclopedia. 5. pp. 235–236. Accesat în .
The vast majority of modern expositors have reached the conclusion that the book is a piece of pure fiction, although some writers qualify their criticism by an attempt to treat it as a historical romance.