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What happened in king ahasuerus REIGN BETWEEN 486-483 BC?

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August 24, 2011 7:56AM

According to Talmudic tradition, King Ahasuerus (Achashverosh; Persian "Chshiarsh") reigned around 360 to 350 BCE. He was the one who cooperated with Haman in plotting to kill all the Jews in the vast empire. The holiday of Purim celebrates the nullifying of that plot.