Ahasuerus

Black Jews of Cochin Settled on the Malabar Coast During King Solomon Times and After the Kingdom Split

Black Jews of Cochin Settled on the Malabar Coast During King Solomon Times and After the Kingdom Split

Source: India Virtual Jewish History Tour (Jewish Virtual Library) 2021 A.D. Esther 1:1 - "Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)" Esther 8:9 - "Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty…
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Babylonian Talmud Says Jews Had Black Faces

Babylonian Talmud Says Jews Had Black Faces

Source: Tractate Megillah: Chapter 1 (Jewish Virtual Library) 450 - 550 A.D. "In the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus, they wrote slanders on the inhabitants of Judea and Jerusalem." Samuel said: Ahasuerus signifies "black," in his time the faces of the Jews were black as the bottoms of pots. R. Johanan says: Ahasuerus signifies "woe to his head" (ah, rosh); and R. Hanina says it signifies "poor" (rash)--his taxes were so heavy that men became poor.
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