Translated by Mordecai Housman
© Copyright 2011
1 King Achashvairosh imposed a tax on the land and on the islands.
2 The details of Mordechai’s might, power and how the king appointed him to an influential position, are all written in the book of chronicles of the Kings of Media and Persia.
3 Mordechai the Jew was viceroy to King Achashvairosh, great among Jews, and popular among many of his brothers; he worked constantly to better his people’s circumstances, and was concerned for the welfare of future generations.