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

Haman Undertakes to Destroy the Jews
1After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above al ... View more

Esth 10

1King Ahasuerus laid tribute on the land and on the islands of the sea.2All the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, ... View more

Esth 8:3

3Then Esther spoke again to the king; she fell at his feet, weeping and pleading with him to avert the evil design of Haman the Agagite and the plot that he had ... View more

Esth 5

Esther's Banquet
1On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, opposite the king's hall. The king was sitti ... View more

Esth 9:24

24Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur—that is “the lot”—to crush and ... View more

1Sam 15:7-9

7Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.8He took King Agag of the Amalekites alive, but utterly destroyed all the peo ... View more

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