(beautiful ), the "queen" of Ahasuerus, who, for refusing to show herself to the kings guests at the royal banquet, when sent for by the king, was repudiated and deposed. ( Esther 1:1 ) ... (B.C. 483.) Many attempts have been made to identify her with historical personages; but it is far more probable that she was only one of the inferior wives, dignified with the title of queen, whose name has utterly disappeared from history.
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Vashti'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".