What given name means "servant of
Marduk" in Aramaic?
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The name Mordecai probably means "servant of Marduk" in
Aramaic (as Marduk was the Babylonian war-god, a servant of Marduk is perhaps a
However, one thing is
certain: Mordecai is the first person to be explicitely referred to as a
Jew in the Hebrew Bible.
Esther 3:4 Now it came to pass, when they
spoke daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to
see whether Mordecai's words would stand; for he had told them that he was a
For an interesting discussion of
the meaning of the name Mordecai, please check out its entry in the
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