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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Haman 
  n  :  (Old  Testament)  the  minister  of  the  Persian  emperor  who 
  hated  the  Jews  and  was  hanged  for  plotting  to  massacre 
  them  [syn:  {Haman}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Haman 
  (of  Persian  origin),  magnificent,  the  name  of  the  vizier  (i.e., 
  the  prime  minister)  of  the  Persian  king  Ahasuerus  (Esther  3:1, 
  etc.).  He  is  called  an  "Agagite,"  which  seems  to  denote  that  he 
  was  descended  from  the  royal  family  of  the  Amalekites  the 
  bitterest  enemies  of  the  Jews,  as  Agag  was  one  of  the  titles  of 
  the  Amalekite  kings.  He  or  his  parents  were  brought  to  Persia  as 
  captives  taken  in  war.  He  was  hanged  on  the  gallows  which  he  had 
  erected  for  Mordecai  the  Jew  (Esther  7:10).  (See  {ESTHER}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Haman,  noise;  tumult 
 




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