Definitions for hamanˈheɪ mən

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  1. Haman(noun)

    (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them

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  1. Haman

    Haman is the main antagonist in the Book of Esther, who, according to Old Testament tradition, was a 5th Century BC noble and vizier of the Persian empire under King Ahasuerus, traditionally identified as Artaxerxes II. As his name indicates, Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of the Amalekites, a people who were wiped out in certain areas by King Saul and David.

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  1. Haman

    an enemy of the Jews in Persia, who persuaded the king to decree the destruction of them against a particular day, but whose purpose was defeated by the reversal of the sentence of doom.


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