Did Esther have any children with Achashveirosh?

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Did Esther have any children with Achashveirosh?

The Midrash[1] states that Esther was pregnant from Achashveirosh and had a miscarriage as soon as she heard of the decree to annihilate the Jewish people. She never had children after this event. Others however say that she did have a child called Daryaveish later on in her life.[2] Others say that this child was also known as Koreish, and he had two names, Koreish and Daryaveish.[3]


[1] Yalkut Shimoni 1056; Esther Raba 26

[2] Yalkut Shimoni 1056; Esther Raba 26; 8:3; Rashi Ezra 1:1; 4:24

[3] Rav Sadya Gaon on Ezra 1:1 “This is Koreish, the son of Achashveirosh, the son of Esther. The sages teach us, that Koreish, Daryaveish, and Araschashasta are one and the same. He is called Koreish because he was a Kosher king. He was called Daryaveish because the Jewish people searched for God and proper lineage in his time”

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