Esther 9:6

6 In the citadel of Susa, the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men.

Read Esther 9:6 Using Other Translations

And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men.
In Susa the citadel itself the Jews killed and destroyed 500 men,
In the fortress of Susa itself, the Jews killed 500 men.

What does Esther 9:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 9:6

And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five
hundred men.
] Not in the royal palace, where it cannot be thought the Jews had so many enemies, or such a bloody slaughter of them should be made there; but in the city, where the palace was: and this may seem somewhat wonderful, that there should so many rise there against the Jews, so near the court, now altogether in the interest of the Jews; but these were men no doubt of Haman's faction, and enraged at his disgrace and death, and headed by his ten sons, who took the advantage of the decree to avenge his death; the Targum says, these were princes of the house of Amalek.

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