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(hay' muhn) Personal name meaning, “magnificent.” The Agagite who became prime minister under the Persian king Ahasuerus (Esther 3:1 ). He was a fierce enemy of the Jews, and he devised a plot to exterminate them. In particular, he had a gallows erected on which he hoped to hang Mordecai because Mordecai would not bow to him. Through the intervention of Esther, however, his scheme was unmasked; and he was hanged on the gallows he had designed for Mordecai the Jew. See Esther .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Haman'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/h/haman.html. 1991.


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