Agagite


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Agagite

(ā`gəgīt), in the Bible, a not necessarily ethnical term used of Haman because of his hatred of the Jews.
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In the Esther story, Haman is an Agagite or Amalekite, one of the ancient enemies of the Jewish people since the time of Moses a millennium before.
Because Haman the son of Hamdata, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them;
But no, says the Megillah, for Haman is first introduced as "son of Hammedatha the Agagite.
Earlier, in 8:3, 4, the author records the following: "Esther spoke to the king again, falling at his feet and weeping, and beseeching him to avert the evil plotted by Haman the Agagite against the Jews.