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Queen Vashti Goes to Heaven

King Ahasuerus, King of the Medes and Persians, hosts a feast for all his noblemen and subjects. After 180 days of drunken revelry, King Ahasuerus orders his Queen, Vashti, to come and dance before him and his men. With the dignity of a royal woman, Vashti declines. Embarrassed and enraged, the King divorces her, and begins searching for a replacement queen. As Benesch explores the mistreatment of Queen Vashti, he uses this story to assert that the Christian scriptures validate misogyny (Hatred of women). Continue reading

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