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Was Haman A Nephilim Descendant? – Angel Month #2

Is it possible that Haman wanted to destroy the Jews because he was a descendant of the Nephilim? This post comes directly from the 2nd Edition of As The Days of Noah Were. As I was reading through Esther, I got the feeling that something was missing, so I looked again. Here are my findings based on further study of Esther. Please feel free to chime in with any questions or comments. Angel month was inspired by Beyond Flesh and Blood: The Ultimate Guide To Angels and Demons.

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In the book of Esther, we encounter Haman, who is referred to as an Agagite. While there are no definitive verses that connect Haman directly to the Nephilim king Agag, there may be a little bit of circumstantial evidence. For example: the Anakim descended from Anak, the Canaanites descended from Canaan, so it makes sense that the Agagites would have descended from Agag.

As we read through Esther, we find that Mordecai refuses to bow to Haman, but the Bible never states a reason for that. In Esther 2:5 we learn that Mordecai is a Benjamite, which refers to the tribe of Benjamin. Saul was also a Benjamite (1 Samuel 9:21). Was it possible that the story of Saul and Agag had been passed down to Mordecai?

“But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but everything [that was] vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.” – 1 Samuel 15:9

In Esther 3, Haman is first introduced and promoted by the king, but Mordecai refuses to bow to him for unknown reasons. Upon finding out that Mordecai is a Jew, Haman immediately starts plotting to have them all wiped out.

“And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.” – Esther 3:6

If Haman was indeed descended from Agag, that may explain why he immediately wanted to wipe out all of the Jews, based on the disrespect of one man. Again, this is all circumstantial evidence, but it does seem to make a little sense out of the situation that occurred in Esther.

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  • Minister Fortson

    Mordecai’s lineage is not disputed in this article. It is the lineage of Haman that is in question.

  • Trish

    That’s interesting. I’d never connected the two names before. The Bible only says that Haman is the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, but not the complete lineage. It does make sense that they’re both descended from Agag, and that does explain the hostility.

  • Dena W. Donaldson

    Mordecai was a pure Jew. His great grandfather was one of the original Jews who were deported to Babylon four generations before. After Babylon fell to the Persians these Jews moved to various parts of the kingdom. Going farther back, Mordecai was descended from the family of Kish, a family name that can be traced all the way back to Saul’s father. It is unknown if Mordecai had a family of his own, but he did adopt Esther, his cousin, as his own daughter when her parents died and left her an orphan. This show both his keen sense of responsibility and his compassion.