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HEBREW: 91 ygga 'Agagiy
EBD: Agagite
SMITH: AGAGITE
ISBE: AGAGITE
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Agagite

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Agagite: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a descendant of Agag

Hebrew

Strongs #091: ygga 'Agagiy

Agagite = "I will overtop"

1) said of Haman, Haman the Agagite

91 'Agagiy ag-aw-ghee'

patrial or patronymic from 90; an Agagite or descendent
(subject) of Agag:-Agagite.
see HEBREW for 090

Agagite [EBD]

a name applied to Haman and also to his father (Esther 3:1, 10; 8:3, 5). Probably it was equivalent to Amalekite.

AGAGITE [SMITH]

[AGAG]

AGAGITE [ISBE]

AGAGITE - a'-gag-it, ('aghaghi, from, 'aghagh, "a member of the house of Agag"): A title of opprobrium given to Haman (Est 3:1,10; 8:3,5; 9:24). Jewish tradition always assigned the arch-enemies of Israel membership in the house of Amalek, the hereditary foe of the nation. Compare Ant, XI, vi, 5. The word Agag has properly been taken by Delitzsch as related to the Assyrian agagu, "to be powerful," "vehement," "angry." In the Greek parts of Esther, Haman is termed a Macedonian (Est 12:6; 16:10). The name Haman is probably of Elamitic origin. Oppert's attempt to connect the term "Agagite" with "Agaz," a Median tribe mentioned by Sargon, has found no supporters.

See AGAG.

H. J. Wolf




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