X is for Xerces

“X” has been the hardest letter in this blogging challenge thus far. There aren’t many biblical terms that begin with the letter “X.” After much thought, I finally thought of Xerces.

Xerces I, also known as Xerces the Great, was a Persian king. He was the fifth king of the Achaemenid dynasty. He is speculated to be the king referred to in the book Esther by the name of Ahasuerus.

While the word “Xerces” doesn’t appear in the King James Version of the Bible, it does appear in the New International Version and the New American Standard Bible.

To learn more about Xerces in the Bible, go to this excellent resource: Who was Xerces in the Bible?

Blogging A to Z Challenge: X