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It is possible that Haman was a descendant of Agag, who had been king of the Amalekites at the time of Saul (1 Samuel 15:8), and who had been spared by Saul when he destroyed the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:20), then later slain by Samuel (1 Samuel 15:33). If so, this would help explain why Haman hated all the Jews, not Mordecai only. However, it is also known, from an Akkadian inscription, that there was a district in Media (later a part of the Medo-Persian empire) named Agag.

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KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8


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