Esther 2:20, Question 2. Why does the verse reverse “lineage and nation” in contrast with “nation and lineage” of 2:10?

The Malbim writes that, earlier, the king wanted to know Esther’s nation for political reasons, so “nation” was written before “lineage.” Here, he wanted to know who her family was to reward them with gifts, so the verse mentions “lineage” before “nation.”

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