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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.
..... Click the link for more information. interceded for her people, and Haman was hanged on the gallows he had set up for Mordecai.
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convinces king to issue decree for Jewish extermination. [O.T.: Esther 3:1–11]
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