Esther 1:15, Question 3. Why does the verse call her “Malka Vashti” instead of “Vashti hamalka?”

According to the Vilna Gaon, in an attempt to save Vashti, Achashverosh emphasized to his advisers that she is a queen. He is intimating to them that they should be careful in dealing with such an important person, and judge her leniently.

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