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Esther's Age


Amber asked:

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



AskTheRabbi.org answered:

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.

    Sources:
  • Bereishet Rabba 39:13

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