Who is Haman?
(celebrated), prime minister of Ahasuerus, the Persian monarch. Esth 3:1. His pride being hurt because Mordecai, the Jew, refused to bow and do him reverence, Esth 3:2, he secured a royal decree for the extermination of all Jews in the Persian dominions. He was, however, thwarted through the influence of Esther, and executed on the very gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Esth 7:10. The Jews, on the mention of his name on the day of Purim, hiss. Like Sejanus in Roman history, his name will always suggest the contrast of power and disgrace.