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Haman

Haman in the Bible, the chief minister of Ahasuerus, who plotted a massacre of the Jews and was hanged on the gallows he prepared for the Mordecai (Esther 7:10); the gallows was said to be fifty cubits high, and the expression hang as high as Haman became proverbial.

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Haman

Haman (hā´mən) or Aman (ā´–), in the Bible, favored minister of Ahasuerus. He commanded that all Jews be put to death. Esther interceded for her people, and Haman was hanged on the gallows he had set up for Mordecai.

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Haman

Haman. Evil opponent of Jews in Esther. When his name occurs during the reading of Esther, at Purim, it is shouted down, because the name of evil-doers must be ‘blotted out’.

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