Ahasuerus  

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Ahasuerus is a name used several times in the Hebrew Bible, as well as related legends and Apocrypha. This name (or title) is applied in the Hebrew Scriptures to three rulers. The same name (or title) is also applied uncertainly to a Babylonian official noted in the Book of Tobit.

In legends

In some versions of the legend of the Wandering Jew, his true name is held to be "Ahasuerus."

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