So on June 25 a the king's secretaries were summoned. As Mordecai dictated, they wrote a decree to the Jews and to the princes, governors, and local officials of all the 127 provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia. b The decree was written in the scripts and languages of all the peoples of the empire, including the Jews.
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