Haman’s Evil Plot Haman, who is the antagonist in the book of Esther, was an evil man who was known as the enemy of the Jews. He lived in Susa and was promoted by King Xerxes to the second in rank in the Persian Empire around 483 B.C. Haman was an Agagite, who were a group of people from Agag who had a history of hating the Jews. His name comes from the Hebrew word Hamah, which means anger. Although Haman was given the highest power by the king, God proves his plan for his people will prevail.
Haman was a prideful leader who was obsessed with having power and demanded that all people bow down to him. “When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes” (Esther 3:5-6). These key verses summarize Haman’s malice and self-importance.…show more content… The king gave Haman his signet ring which gave him the authority to do whatever he pleased with the Jews. Haman took this power and used it for evil, which later back fires and becomes his own fate. Haman was also surrounded by bad influences such as his wife Zeresh and friends who suggested the hanging of Mordecai in the citadel. He later builds a 75 foot gallows for Mordecai’s death, but it ends up being the creation for his own death when Queen Esther reveals his evil plan to the king. Not only was Haman hanged, but so were his ten sons because they wanted to exile his family’s existence. Haman’s gruesome actions show that the power thirsty and prideful will be