Definitions for hamanˈheɪ mən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ha•manˈheɪ mən(n.)

  1. a powerful prince at the court of Ahasuerus, who was hanged upon exposure of his plan to destroy the Jews. Esther 3–6.

    Category: Bible, Judaism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haman(noun)

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

Freebase

  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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  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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