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Definition of the noun haman

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  1. (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them
    • example: Haman drew lots to decide what would be the fate of the Jews.
    • domain: Old Testament
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: government minister / minister = a person appointed to a high office in the government


  1. Haman is a fictional representation of the biblical figure of the same name.
  2. Haman is a fictional character from the 2007 film The Reaping.


  1. Haman is the main antagonist in the Book of Esther, who, according to the Hebrew Bible, was a vizier in the Persian empire under King Ahasuerus, traditionally identified as Xerxes I. As his name indicates, Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of the Amalekites, a people who were wiped out in certain areas by King Saul and David.
  2. Haman: In the primary scripture of Islam, the Quran, Haman is claimed to have been close to the Pharaoh at the time of a religious prophet, Moses. The name Haman appears six times throughout the whole Qur'an, four times with Pharaoh and twice by himself, where God sent Moses to invite Pharaoh and Haman to monotheism, and to seek protection of the Israelites Haman and Pharaoh were tormenting. Referring to Moses as a sorcerer and a liar, Pharaoh and Haman rejected Moses' call to worship this God and refused to set the children of Israel free. Haman was commissioned to build a tall tower, using burnt bricks, for this Pharaoh to climb up to the God of Moses.
  3. Haman is a website.

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Google previewThe Early Church in Its Context (1998)

Essays in Honor of Everett Ferguson by Everett Ferguson, Abraham Johannes Malherbe, Frederick W. Norris, James W. Thompson

Haman is a slanderer (6idpoA.o<;, 7:4) of Jews.51 The apologetic response is that Jews are not evildoers (KCCKOUPyOIX;, E15).52 In the Hebrew Esther, the possibility of extermination had been an historical accident, the result of an ...

Google previewUnity (1899)

Haman is the mind of flesh which ...

Google previewPreaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons (2001)

With an Eye to the New Cycle B by Elizabeth Achtemeier

Haman vows revenge, not only on Mordecai, but on all the Jews. Indeed, Haman is a good version of an ancient Adolf Hitler, determining that all Jews, including young and old, women and children, throughout the 215 LXVII.

Google previewThe Great House of God (2011)

by Max Lucado

Haman is a servant of hell and a picture of the devil himself, who has ...

Google previewEsther (2011)

by Karen H. Jobes

Haman is the enemy of the Jews. The story is not about conflict between any two hostile peoples, it is about the hostility of the world against God's people. Against all odds, in some inscrutable and mysterious way, the events of human history ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters (2015)

The Complete Who's Who in the Bible by Paul D. Gardner

HAMAN, son of Hammedatha, served in the highest position under King Xerxes of Persia (Est. 3–7). When Mordecai, a Jew, refused to bow in homage to Haman, Haman grew angry and began to plot against Mordecai and all of the ...

Google previewThe Baker Compact Bible Dictionary (2014)

by Tremper Longman III

Accordingly, Haman convinces the king to allow him to set a date when all theJewsmight be killed. Lots (Heb. purim, from an Akkadian loanword) are cast to choose the date, about a year later (3:7–15). Mordecai catches windof the plot and ...

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Small photo of On Purim, Ashkenazi Jews eat triangular pastries called Hamantaschen (Haman's pockets) or Oznei Haman (Haman's ears) david star with savivon and graggerSmall photo of Purim holiday cookies, chocolate-filled cookies "Ozne Haman" in Hebrew. Haman's earsSmall photo of Ozney Haman cookies and other Purim items framing a wooden backgroundSmall photo of Ozney Haman cookies with noisemaker and other Purim holiday itemsSmall photo of Ozney haman and masquerade mask symbols of the Jewish holiday of PurimSmall photo of Ozney Haman cookies and other Purim items framing a wooden backgroundSmall photo of oznei Haman, hamantashen, cookies recognizable for its triangular shape, associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim More...

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Meaning of Kabir Bhajan, Haman Hai Ishq Mastana

Meaning of bhajan 'Haman Hai Ishq Mastana' by Anandmurti Gurumaa. This video is an excerpt from satsang by the revered Master. Connect with Anandmurti ...

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