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Esther's Age

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Topic: Esther's Age

Amber in Kamloops, BC wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

How old might Esther have been when she married Xerxes (Achashverosh)? Thanks!

Dear Amber,

There are three opinions: According to Rav she was forty years old, according to Shmuel eighty years old and according to the Sages she was seventy five years old.

  • Bereishet Rabba 39:13

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