Esther 1:2
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New International Version
At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne in the citadel of Susa,

King James Bible
That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Darby Bible Translation
in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the fortress,

World English Bible
that in those days, when the King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Young's Literal Translation
in those days, at the sitting of the king Ahasuerus on the throne of his kingdom, that is in Shushan the palace,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sat on the throne of his kingdom - Having subdued all his enemies, and brought universal peace to his empire. See the commencement of the introduction.

Shushan the palace - The ancient city of Susa, now called Shuster by the Persians. This, with Ecbatana and Babylon, was a residence of the Persian kings. The word הבירה habbirah, which we render the palace, should be rendered the city, εν Σουσοις τῃ πολει, as in the Septuagint.

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sat.

2 Samuel 7:1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

1 Kings 1:46 And also Solomon sits on the throne of the kingdom.

Daniel 4:4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace:

Shushan.

Esther 2:3 And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom...

Esther 3:15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace...

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast you for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day...

Esther 9:12-15 And the king said to Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace...

Nehemiah 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year...

Daniel 8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam...

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Whether Boasting is Opposed to the virtue of Truth?
Objection 1: It seems that boasting is not opposed to the virtue of truth. For lying is opposed to truth. But it is possible to boast even without lying, as when a man makes a show of his own excellence. Thus it is written (Esther 1:3,4) that Assuerus "made a great feast . . . that he might show the riches of the glory" and "of his kingdom, and the greatness and boasting of his power." Therefore boasting is not opposed to the virtue of truth. Objection 2: Further, boasting is reckoned by Gregory
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
1 Kings 1:46
Moreover, Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne.

Nehemiah 1:1
The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa,

Esther 2:3
Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them.

Daniel 8:2
In my vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa in the province of Elam; in the vision I was beside the Ulai Canal.

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