Haman


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Ha·man

 (hā′mən)
In the Bible, a Persian minister who was hanged for plotting the destruction of the Jews.
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Ha•man

(ˈheɪ mən)

n.
a powerful prince at the court of Ahasuerus, who was hanged upon exposure of his plan to destroy the Jews. Esther 3–6.
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Noun1.Haman - (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre themHaman - (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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References in classic literature ?
'Haman.' No, keep him nameless, until we find out his original name."
"And Haman began to tell them," said Father Brown, "of all the things wherein the king had honoured him; and he said:
le surintendant pass from the height of favor to the direst disgrace; that Vaux be turned into a dungeon for him; that after having been steeped to his lips, as it were, in all the perfumes and incense of Ahasuerus, he is transferred to the gallows of Haman; in other words, of Enguerrand de Marigny?" And at this reflection, D'Artagnan's brow became clouded with perplexity.
Andries Haman appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda on Thursday who postponed his case to 07 October this year for laboratory results final remand.
As a personal trainer at the NCH Wellness Center, Kimberly Haman, 25, helps pregnant women and postpartum members with their fitness goals.
Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews.
Set during the reign of the Persian Emperor Xerxes, the Book of Esther narrates an attempt by Xerxes' viceroy, Haman, to exterminate the Jewish people.
Since Pharaoh is already dead, and so is Haman, and so is Hitler, the UN's steering committee was forced to come up with a living, breathing Jew-hater of impeccable credentials.
Reports said earlier today that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in Eastern Dara'a and Western Sweida, taking back control over the villages and small towns of Sakerah Baraq, al-Lotf, Haman, Khirbet Haman and al-Mojadada.
Over the past few days, the army units have restored safety and security to the villages and towns of Sakra Braq, Housh Hamad, Atlaf, Haman, Khirbet Haman, al-Moujadda, al-Madawara Alali, al-Shaiiah al-Gharbi and Sharqi, Jadal, Sour, al-Matleh, al-Shoumara, al-Boustan and Deir Dama, in addition to the gatherings in al-Lajat area in the countryside of Daraa and Sweida after the army had cleansed the areas from Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh terrorists, inflicting heavy losses on them.
On the other hand this dacoit last year has kidnapped the son of a senator Haman Das belonging to Balochistan who was got released after the payment of ransom of Rs 9 million.