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The name Hadassah in the Bible

There's only one person named Hadassah in the Bible. It's the Hebrew name of Esther, who became the wife of king Ahasuerus and thus queen of Persia in place of Vashti.

The name Hadassah occurs only once in the Bible, in Esther 2:7, which reads: "...and he [Mordecai] was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle's daughter..."

Etymology of the name Hadassah

Scholars agree that the name Hadassah is a feminized form of the word הדס (hadas), meaning myrtle:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Hadassah meaning

BDB Theological Dictionary, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names unite in rare agreement and read Myrtle for the meaning of the name Hadassah .

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