Esther 2:15, Question 1. Why does the verse repeat Esther’s family here?

טו וּבְהַגִּיעַ תֹּראֶסְתֵּר בַּתאֲבִיחַיל דֹּד מָרְדֳּכַי אֲשֶׁר לָקַחלוֹ לְבַת לָבוֹא אֶלהַמֶּלֶךְ לֹא בִקְשָׁה דָּבָר כִּי אִם אֶתאֲשֶׁר יֹאמַר הֵגַי סְרִיסהַמֶּלֶךְ שֹׁמֵר הַנָּשִׁים וַתְּהִי אֶסְתֵּר נֹשֵׂאת חֵן בְּעֵינֵי כָּלרֹאֶיהָ

15. And when the turn came for Esther, the daughter of Avichayil uncle of Mordechai who took her as a daughter, to come to the king, she did not request a thing because so she was told by Heigai, eunuch of the king, guard of the women. And Esther found favor/grace in the eyes of all who saw her.

With one fell swoop M’nos HaLevi answers some of the next questions together with this one by saying that it was because of her lineage that Esther refused to ask for anything, hoping to be spared the fate of being liked by the king.

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