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Haman

(hā`mən) or

Aman

(ā`–), in the Bible, favored minister of Ahasuerus. He commanded that all Jews be put to death. EstherEsther
, book of the Bible. It is the tale of the beautiful Jewish woman Esther [Heb.,= Hadassah], who is chosen as queen by the Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I or II) after he has repudiated his previous wife, Vashti.
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 interceded for her people, and Haman was hanged on the gallows he had set up for Mordecai.

Haman

convinces king to issue decree for Jewish extermination. [O.T.: Esther 3:1–11]
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With a brief but telling line, the chapter concludes: "And the king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Shushan was perplexed .
Esther replies, "It is an evil tyrant, an enemy, Haman.
Esther's happy ending is acted out at Purim, complete with the hanging of Haman.
When Haman tried to convince the Persian king Ahasuerus of his genocide plan, he depicted the laws of the Jews as being different from those of every other people (Esth 3:8).
We rolled our sleeves up and just got on with it and I thought it was a great cup tie," said Haman.
Known for her international extension efforts in irrigated agriculture, Haman was previously an instructor at Michigan State University, a research specialist with the USDA, and a research specialist with the Institute of Crops and Vegetables in Skierniewice, Poland.
She managed to outwit Haman, unmasked his wicked plot during a banquet with the king and saved her people.
He loved to boo and stamp his feet and spin his noisemaker each time he heard the name of wicked Haman, who had plotted to destroy the Jews of Persia.
Uncovering the wicked court official Haman's plot to execute her uncle Mordecai for his failure to bow down to Haman, she also makes known his scheme to destroy all the Jews in Persia.
Lewis showed a lack of respect for Haman and McCall - both beat him the first time - and McCall had blown his mind when Lewis beat him in the return fight.
Handel's small-scale sacred oratorio Esther (in some references titled Haman & Mordecai, A Masque) dates from 1718, when he resided at Cannons, the estate of James Brydges, Earl of Carnarvon.