There are other bowers of roses in Shushan whither the women can go.
And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men.
The Hebrew word Shushan was a generic name given to a mixture of flowers, exactly as we now talk of ferns, herbs, or grass.
Hanani, Nehemiah's brother, had left Shushan for a distant land.
Twelve long years, and in all probability no news had reached the family in Shushan of the absent Hanani.
"Thou who wouldst crucify me upon Shushan," he said through his teeth.
Nehemiah had brought with him from Shushan a large following of faithful servants or slaves; on these he could thoroughly rely.
"You must have seen Zoroaster very often before he left Shushan," she said.
Salome was clad in the barbaric splendor of a woman of Shushan.
The exact site of Shushan (Susa) is a subject of some doubt among modern geographers.
a lily, the Susa of Greek and Roman writers, once the capital of Elam. It lay in the uplands of Susiana, on the east of the Tigris, about 150 miles to the north of the head of the Persian Gulf. It is the modern Shush, on the northwest of Shuster. Once a magnificent city, it is now an immense mass of ruins. Here Daniel saw one of his visions (Dan. 8); and here also Nehemiah (Neh. 1) began his public life. Most of the events recorded in the Book of Esther took place here. Modern explorers have brought to light numerous relics, and the ground-plan of the splendid palace of Shushan, one of the residences of the great king, together with numerous specimens of ancient art, which illustrate the statements of Scripture regarding it (Dan. 8:2). The great hall of this palace (Esther 1) "consisted of several magnificent groups of columns, together with a frontage of 343 feet 9 inches, and a depth of 244 feet. These groups were arranged into a central phalanx of thirty-six columns (six rows of six each), flanked on the west, north, and east by an equal number, disposed in double rows of six each, and distant from them 64 feet 2 inches." The inscriptions on the ruins represent that the palace was founded by Darius and completed by Artaxerxes.