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Hathach
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hathach
Hathach (הֲתָךְ‎, hathakh). A eunuch who served King Ahasuerus and was appointed to oversee (or assist) Esther. Hathach is the messenger Esther sent to Mordecai; Hathach is the one who informs Esther of Haman’s plot to commit genocide against the Jewish people (Esth 4:5–10; compare 4:11–17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hathach (Person)
HATHACH (PERSON) [Heb hătāk (הֲתָך)]. One of the eunuchs of King Ahasuerus appointed to attend to Queen Esther (Esth 4:5–12). Distressed with Mordecai’s behavior when he learned of Haman’s decree against the Jews in the empire, Esther sent her eunuch for some explanation. Mordecai returned her servant
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hathach, Hatach
Hathach, Hatach. Eunuch appointed by the Persian king, Ahasuerus, to wait on Esther. Hathach brought Esther messages from Mordecai. In this way, Esther learned of Haman’s plot against the Jews (Est 4:5–10, kjv Hatach).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hathach
Hathach hāʹthak [Heb. haṯāḵ; Gk. Hachrathaios]; AV HATACH. One of the eunuchs of Ahasuerus, appointed to attend on Esther (Est. 4:5f, 9f), through whom she learned from Mordecai of Haman’s plot.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hatach, Hathach
HATACH*, HATHACH Eunuch appointed by the Persian king Ahasuerus to wait on Esther. Hathach brought Esther messages from Mordecai. In this way Esther learned of Haman’s plot against the Jews (Est 4:5–10).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hathach
Hathach (hay´thak), the name of a royal eunuch appointed to attend Queen Esther. She dispatched him to Mordecai to find out what was happening and why (Esther 4:5), which he did (4:6). He then reported to Esther (4:9) and subsequently returned with her message for Mordecai (4:10).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hatach
HATACH. A chamberlain (eunuch) of King Ahasuerus who was appointed to attend Queen Esther. Through him she learned from Mordecai of Haman’s plot to have Jews destroyed (Est 4:5–6, 9–10).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hathach
Hathach (Heb. hăṯāḵ)A eunuch belonging to the Persian king Ahasuerus, appointed to attend Queen Esther. It was through him that Esther learned from Mordecai about Haman’s plot against the Jews (Esth. 4:5–10).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hathach
Hathach [hāˊthăk] (Heb. haṯāḵ). A eunuch belonging to the Persian king Ahasuerus, appointed to attend Queen Esther; it was through him that she learned from Mordecai about Haman’s plot against the Jews (Esth. 4:5–6, 9–10; KJV “Hatach”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hathach
HATHACH (Hebrew hătāk) A eunuch named by King Ahasuerus to care for Esther (Esth 4:5–12). (See Haman.)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hatach
Ha´tach (verily), one of the eunuchs in the court of Ahasuerus. Esther 4:5, 6, 9, 10. (b.c. 474.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hathach
HA´THACH (hāʹthak). A eunuch in the palace of Ahasuerus, appointed to wait on Esther, and who acted for her in her communications with Mordecai (Esther 4:5–6, 9–10), about 478 b.c.
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