'Esther' can also refer to...

Anthea Esther Joseph (1924—1981) publisher

Book of Esther

Dora Esther Yates (1879—1974) bibliographer and Romani scholar

Emily Esther Marshall (1832—1915) advocate of an ordained ministry for women and founder of an Anglican Franciscan third order





Esther Alice Chadwick

Esther Bergman

Esther Bigeou

Esther Bland (1747—1787) actress

Esther Bruce (1912—1994) seamstress

Esther Bubley (1921—1998)

Esther Clark (1706—1794) poet

Esther Copley (1786—1851) writer

Esther d Hervart (c. 1636—1717) noblewoman and refugee

Esther Duflo

Esther Eidinow

Esther Elizabeth Burrows (1847—1935) college head

Esther Ella Lawrence (1862—1944) educationist

Esther Forbes (1891—1967)

Esther Freud (b. 1963)

Esther Fujiwara

(Esther) Georgina Battiscombe (1905—2006) biographer

Esther Gertrude Roper (1868—1938) suffragist

Esther Glen (1881—1940)

Esther Grabe

Esther Hargrave


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In the Bible, a Jewish woman chosen on account of her beauty by the Persian king Ahasuerus (generally supposed to be Xerxes I) to be his queen. She used her influence with him to save her kinsman Mordecai and the Israelites in captivity from persecution, particularly at the hands of the king's chief minister, Haman.

Esther is also the book of the Bible containing an account of these events; a part survives only in Greek and is included in the Apocrypha.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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