Why were the virgins gathered together the second time? (Esther 2:19 KJV)

“And when the virgins were gathered together the second time (Esther 2:19 KJV)…”

Esther 2:19

KJV - 19 And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king's gate.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
By my understanding, there is no definite article (that is, the word "the") in the Hebrew text of the cited verse. The verse is more accurately rendered as, "When virgins were gathered together a second time...". (That is, some time after the elevation of Esther to queen, with there being no prohibition against polygamy on the part of the king, rival courtiers sought to similarly curry favor with the king by finding a new group of virgins as possible ones whom the king might favor as he had done with Esther.)

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