a Persian king, also known as Ahasuerus and possibly Artaxerxes
See: Ezra 4:6; Esther 1-10; Daniel 9:1.
He was the son of Darius the Great, and successor to his throne. He married Esther.
The name Xerxes does not appear in the King James Bible or the New Revised Standard Version. It appears 31 times in the New International Version.