-Also called HADASSAH -Niece of Mordecai Esther 2:7, 15

-Chosen queen Esther 2:17

-Tells the king of the plot against his life Esther 2:22

-Fasts on account of the decree to destroy the Israelites; Accuses Haman to the king; intercedes for her

people Esther 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9