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Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house that belonged to King Ahasuerus. Bible

“made a feast.” According to the ancient sources, it does not seem customary in Persia that women were excluded from eating with men. Queen Esther will later have a banquet for the king and Haman that she herself attended. It is possible that the guest list was so long that a separate feast for the women was thought appropriate, or there may have been other, unstated reasons.


Commentary for: Esther 1:9