Bible: Esther 2:5-7

2:5 Now there happened to be a Jewish man in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai. 1  He was the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjaminite, 2:6 who had been taken into exile from Jerusalem 2  with the captives who had been carried into exile with Jeconiah 3  king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken into exile. 2:7 Now he was acting as the guardian 4  of Hadassah 5  (that is, Esther), the daughter of his uncle, for neither her father nor her mother was alive. 6  This young woman was very attractive and had a beautiful figure. 7  When her father and mother died, Mordecai had raised her 8  as if she were his own daughter.

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