Haman

Haman (Hay´muhn)

The villain in the book of Esther, who was appointed prime minister by the Persian ruler Ahasuerus. He plotted to destroy all Jews when Mordecai the Jew refused to prostrate himself before him. Esther and Mordecai collaborated to defeat Haman, and the tables were turned when he was hanged on the gallows he had erected for Mordecai; Mordecai then assumed Haman’s office and estate.

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