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And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins to Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, to the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
in all the provinces.
Esther 1:1,2 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even to Ethiopia...
that they may gather. This was the usual way in which the harem, or seraglio, was furnished; the finest women in the land, whether of high or low birth, were sought out and brought to the harem. They all became the king's concubines; but one was raised as chief wife, or sultana, to the throne; and her issue was especially entitled to inherit.
the custody. Heb. the hand. Hege.
Esther 2:8 So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard...
Hegai. the king's chamberlain. Saris hammelech, 'the king's eunuch:' so the LXX., Vulgate, Targum, and Syriac.
Esther 2:12-14 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months...
Isaiah 3:18-23 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given [them]:
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Esther Chapter 2 Verse 3
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OT History: Esther 2:3 Let the king appoint officers in all (Est Esth. Es)