The Kingdom of Persia – The Book of Esther
This map highlights Achashveirosh’s vast empire as described in the Book of Esther 1:1-2.
3. Shushan, located in modern-day Iran, was the capitol of the Persian empire (Esther 1:2). It is where the events of the Book of Esther took place. It was also where Nechemiah lived before going to the Land of Israel (Nehemiah 1:1), and is mentioned in the Book of Daniel (Daniel 8:2).
4. The Land of Israel was part of Achashveirosh’s kingdom.