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Scriptsהָמָן Ancient Hebrew

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, of Persian origin. In the Book of Esther in the Old Testament Haman, called the Agagite, is an adviser to the Persian king. He plots to have all the Jews in the realm executed, but is foiled by Queen Esther.

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Entry added May 31, 2018   Contribute