Aman.—Amalecite; minister and favorite of Assuerus, king of Persia. Impious, proud, and cruel, he desired to destroy Mardochai and the Jews. Queen Esther saved her uncle and all her compatriots, and Aman was hung (510 b.c.) on the very scaffold which he had erected for Mardochai.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
AMAN,āʹmam (Ἀμάν,Amán; B reads Ἀδάμ,Adám): Tob 14:10; Ad Est 12:6; 16:10, 17, probably in each case for Haman, the arch-enemy of the Jews in the canonical Book of Est (cf Est 3:1 with Ad Est 12:6). In Ad Est (16:10) Aman is represented as a Macedonian, in all other points corresponding to the