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Esther, Vashti And Other Badass Women In The Bible

03/07/2012 07:42 am ET | Updated May 07, 2012

In honor of Queen Esther, heroine of Purim -- and of her predecessor, Queen Vashti, who gets a lot less scroll-time in the Purim story but is no less fascinating -- here's a roundup of some especially badass ladies of the Hebrew Bible and Jewish legend. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are some of my favorites.

Badass Women in the Bible