Agagite

Agagite (Ay´guh-git)

The ancestry of Haman and his father, Hammedatha, as identified in the book of Esther (Esth 3:1; Esth 10; Esth 8:3 Esth 5; Esth 9:24). The usual reference has been to descendants of Agag, an Amalekite king defeated by Saul (1Sam 15:7-9). This is consistent with the role of Haman as “enemy of the Jews” in the stories in Esther.

Esth 3:1

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Esth 10

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Esth 8:3

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Esth 5

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Esth 9:24

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1Sam 15:7-9

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