7/01/2017

Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (V, W, X)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

Since there are not many people in the Bible with names beginning with the ending letters of the alphabet, I have decided to do a combined post. Actually, I've been busy and haven't had time to sit down and get a post up for them. So, I am playing catch up.

Vashti: "Beautiful"

Vashti was the queen of Persia and the first wife of Ahasuerus. She was banned when she refused to show up at the king's banquet. Esther was then chosen to replace her as queen.

Esther 1:11-12 ~ To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on. But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.

There are no W or X women names in the Bible.

Vajezatha: "purity, worthy of honor"

He was one of Haman's sons. He was slain by the Jews.

Esther 9:9-10 ~ And Parmashta, and Arisai, and Aridai, and Vajezatha, The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, slew they; but on the spoil laid they not their hand.

Xerxes: meaning of the name is not known.

Interestingly, this name is not mentioned in the KJV, but it is likely that King Ahasuerus was known by Xerxes.

There are no W men names in the Bible.

I'm linking up with Annette and Amanda.

2 comments:

  1. I was thinking you might do woman at the well. :)

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  2. I was just going to suggest the same: the Woman at the Well! ;)

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