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(mawr' dih ci) Personal name meaning, “little man.” 1. Esther's cousin and the mastermind behind her rise to power and subsequent victory over the evil Haman. Haman, a descendant of the Amalekite king Agag, sought to destroy the Jewish race. Mordecai, a descendant of King Saul's family, led Esther to thwart the attempt, Haman was hanged on the gallows he had erected for Mordecai. See Esther .

2. A man who returned from Babylon to Jerusalem with Zerrubbabel (Ezra 2:2 ; Nehemiah 7:7 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Mordecai'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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