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Esther 3

Chapter three introduces the story’s villain, Haman, who was from the nation of Agag, part of the Persian Empire (Esther 3:1). For a reason never given, Ahasuerus/Xerxes had promoted Haman to the position of Grand Vizier, second in the kingdom. This took place about four years after chapter two (compare Esther 2:16 and Esther 3:7). …

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