Esth 2:18

2:18 Esther’s accession to the throne, which is celebrated with a banquet, contrasts with Vashti’s banquet in 1:9.

a remission. Lit. “a giving of rest,” a celebration that may have included remission of taxes, giving gifts (probably food), and other favors. These celebrations foreshadow the great banquet and rest for the Jews in 9:16–18, 22. See Introduction: Characteristics and Themes.