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Zeresh
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zeresh
Zeresh (זֶרֶשׁ‎, zeresh). The wife of Haman, who advised him to build the pike to impale Mordecai (Esth 5:10, 14). Later, however, she predicted Haman’s fall (6:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zeresh (Person)
ZERESH (PERSON) [Heb zereš (זֶרֶשׁ)]. The wife of Haman in the story of Esther (Esth 5:10, 14; 6:13). She is portrayed as one of the chief advisers to her husband. In Esth 5:14 she, along with certain friends, advises Haman to obtain royal consent for the execution of his archenemy, Mordecai. As Paton
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zeresh
Zeresh. Wife of Haman the Agagite who advised him to build the gallows on which Mordecai was to be hung (Est 5:10, 14). Upon learning that Mordecai was Jewish, she later warned that Haman would certainly fall before him (6:13).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zeresh
Zeresh zerʹesh [Heb. zereš—‘gold’ (from Pers)]. The wife of Haman (Est. 5:10). She was apparently one of his chief advisers (5:14; 6:13).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zeresh
ZERESH Wife of Haman the Agagite who advised him to build the gallows for hanging Mordecai (Est 5:10, 14).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zeresh
Zeresh (zihr´ish), the wife of Haman (Esther 5:10, 14; 6:13). Although her husband is clearly the villain of the book of Esther, Zeresh is the one who counsels Haman to build a gallows for Mordecai. Later, when it has been revealed that Haman’s adversary Mordecai is “of the Jewish people,” Zeresh correctly
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zeresh
ZERESH. The wife of Haman. She counseled him to build a gallows to hang Mordecai, and warned him of his defeat when Mordecai became the object of the king’s honor (Est 5:10, 14; 6:13).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zeresh
Zeresh (Heb. ṣereš)The wife of Haman, Mordecai’s antagonist (Esth. 5:10). At first she counseled Haman to build a gallows for Mordecai (Esth. 5:14), but soon predicted her husband’s fall before his Jewish enemy (6:13).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zeresh
Zeresh [zĕrˊĕsh] (Heb. zereš). The wife of Haman, Mordecai’s antagonist (Esth. 5:10). At first she counseled Haman to build a gallows for Mordecai (v. 14), but soon predicted her husband’s fall before his Jewish enemy (6:13).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zeresh
ZERESH The wife of Haman (Esth 5:10). She advised him to erect a gallows for the hanging of Mordecai (Esth 5:14), only to have her husband hanged there instead (Esth 7:9–10).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zeresh
Ze´resh (gold), the wife of Haman the Agagite. Esther 5:10, 14; 6:13. (b.c. 474.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zeresh
ZE´RESH (zeʹresh; evidently from the Avestan root zarsh, “the joyful one”). The wife of Haman the Agagite, who advised the hanging of Mordecai (Esther 5:10, 14; 6:13), about 478 b.c.
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Relatives
Hammedatha Father-In-Law
Haman Husband