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Esth 9:12–15

9:12–15 Esther’s requests for further vengeance (v. 13), which may have been due to the great degree of anti-Semitism in that city, led to a second day of bloodshed in Susa (v. 15). Notably, the emphasis in the narrative is on killing enemies and not just on winning a victory. The two days of bloodshed have led to differences among Jews over which day to observe Purim (vv. 17–19).