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- The Midrash (Bireishis Rabba 51:2) writes that this verse is an example of using the same name twice in one verse.
- Class Participant EAS suggested that the repetition of a word indicates a stress on that word. By repeating his own name, Achashverosh is trying to reassert his threatened authority.
- Class Participant CRL suggested that this is H-Shem’s way of referring to our endearment toward Him.
- In Machir Yayin, the Rema writes that all of the mentions in this verse to a king are references to the King of kings.