Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
Haman’s Conspiracy Against the Jews
Esther 3:1 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the princes who were with him.
- Haman is an Amalakite whose ancestry goes back to Agag, King of the Amalakites. There are two outstanding items concerning this ancestral line which can be addressed:
- The name “Agag” is the same as “Gog”. They are interchangeable.
- Ezekiel lends credence to Gog being the Antichrist.
Ezekiel 38:17 Thus says the Lord God: “Are you HE (Gog the Antichrist) of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them? (The Battle of Gog and Magog)
- The name “Agag” is the same as “Gog”. They are interchangeable.
Esther 3:2 And all the king’s servants who were within the king’s gate bowed and paid homage to Haman, for so the king had commanded concerning him. But Mordecai would not bow or pay homage.
Esther 3:3 Then the king’s servants who were within the king’s gate said to Mordecai, “Why do you transgress the king’s command?”
Esther 3:4 Now it happened, when they spoke to him daily and he would not listen to them, that they told it to Haman, to see whether Mordecai’s words would stand; for Mordecai had told them that he was a Jew.
Esther 3:5 When Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow or pay him homage, Haman was filled with wrath.
- Haman stewed with red rage because of Mordecai. The meaning of Mordecai’s name is “of Marduk”, a Babylonian name. Derived from Mar (bitter) and dak (crushed or oppressed).
- The root meaning of (Esau’s) Red Stew is Pride, and Haman had an ego as puffed up as the Led Zeppelin helium airplane, with a similar end.
- See Topic: The Color Red
Esther 3:6 But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him of the people of Mordecai. Instead, Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus—the people of Mordecai.
- Haman will kill all the Jews in the Persian kingdom which spreads from Africa to India, just to get revenge on Mordecai.
Esther 3:7 In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus (note: ten years after the feast), they cast Pur (that is, the lot), before Haman to determine the day and the month (Lit. from day to day and month to month), until it fell on the twelfth month (and the lot fell on the fourteenth of the month, which is the month of Adar.)
Esther 3:8 Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for the king to let them remain.
Esther 3:9 If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.”
Esther 3:10 So the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.
Esther 3:11 And the king said to Haman, “The money and the people are given to you, to do with them as seems good to you.”
- Hitler’s words to the Muslim Imam were “The Jews are Yours”.
Esther 3:12 Then the king’s scribes were called on the thirteenth day of the first month (Nisan 13), and a decree was written according to all that Haman commanded—to the king’s satraps, to the governors who were over each province, to the officials of all people, to every province according to its script, and to every people in their language. In the name of King Ahasuerus it was written, and sealed with the king’s signet ring.
Esther 3:13 And the letters were sent by couriers into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month Adar 13), which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their possessions.
- Nisan is the first month on the Hebrew Calendar. Adar is the last month. The decree was written on the 13th day of Nisan to be carried by the decree on the 13th day of Adar.
- Note: The Greek Septuagint includes this copy of the letter however it gives the decree of death for the 14th of Adar;
- Greek Septuagint of Esther 6:1 This is a copy of the letters:
- “The great king Ahasuerus writes these things to the princes and governors, who are under him from India unto Ethiopia in one hundred twenty-seven provinces.
- 6:2 “After I became lord over many nations and had dominion over the whole world, not lifted up with presumption of my authority, but carrying myself always with equity and mildness, I purposed to settle my subjects continually in a quiet life, and make my kingdom peaceable and open for passage to the utmost coasts, to renew peace, which is desired of all men.
- 6:3 “Now when I asked my counselors how this might be brought to pass, Haman, who excelled in wisdom among us and was approved for his constant good will and steadfast fidelity and had the honor of the second place in the kingdom, 6:4 declared to us that in all nations throughout the world there was scattered a certain malicious people, who had laws contrary to all nations and continually despised the commandments of kings, so that the uniting of our kingdoms, honorably intended by us, cannot go forward. 6:5 Seeing this, we understand that this people alone is continually in opposition unto all men, differing in the strange manner of their laws and bringing about evil to our state, working all the mischief they can, so that our kingdom may not be firmly established:
- 6:6 “Therefore have we commanded that all those who are signified in writing to you by Haman, who is ordained over these affairs and is next unto us, shall all, with their wives and children, be utterly destroyed by the sword of their enemies, without all mercy and pity, by the fourteenth day of the twelfth month Adar of this present year: 6:7 Thus may they, who from of old and now also are malicious, may in one day with violence go into the grave, and so ever hereafter cause our affairs to be well settled and without trouble.”
Esther 3:14 A copy of the document was to be issued as law in every province, being published for all people, that they should be ready for that day.
- From India to Ethiopia.
Esther 3:15 The couriers went out, hastened by the king’s command; and the decree was proclaimed in Shushan (Or Susa) the citadel (palace).
So the king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Shushan was perplexed (in confusion).
|History and Genealogy of Haman who wrote the Doctrine of Death:|
|Eliphaz Gen 36:11|
(In Arabic the name means giant)
The Amalekites are nomads who attacked the Hebrews at Rephidim (Exodus 17:8-10) in the desert of Sinai during their exodus from Egypt: “smiting the hindmost, all that were feeble behind,” (Deuteronomy 25:18 )
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” (Exodus 17:14)
Because you did not obey the voice of the LORD nor execute His fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore the LORD has done this thing to you this day. 1 Samuel 28:18 (ENTERING THE PROMISED LAND)
|Agag king of the Amalikites |
(Executed by Samuel the prophet in the time of King Saul)
I Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the Lord. 2 Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. 3 Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ”
1 Samuel 15:9
But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.
I Samuel 15:32-33
32 Then Samuel said, “Bring Agag king of the Amalekites here to me.” So Agag came to him cautiously. And Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.”
33 But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.”
And Samuel hacked Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.
Since Haman is a descendant of Agag, between the time Saul saved King Agag and Samuel killed him, a child was conceived, Vayezatha by name, from which came Haman, who wanted to eradicate and annihilate the Jews. Had Saul obeyed God there would have been no lineage to Haman. Furthermore; there would not be a lineage to the coming Antichrist.
The battle of Gog and Magog foretells a future event in the latter days when once again the Jews will be under attack intended to eradicate them. Gog is the same name as Agag.
Ezek 38:3,16, 39:1, Rev 20: 8
|Hammedatha the Agagite the husband of Amathlai|
|Haman (meaning noise, tumult) the husband of Zeresh (THE TIME OF ESTHER)|
|Haman’s Ten Sons: |
- If Saul had killed King Agag, as instructed by the word of the Lord, there would be no “Haman” and there would be no coming “Antichrist” (at least not from this lineage).