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AGAGITE . The designation of Haman ( Esther 3:1 ; Esther 3:10 ; Esther 8:3 ; Esther 8:5 ; Esther 9:24 ). Josephus ( Ant. XI. vi. 5) calls him an Amalekite. The epithet in Esther indicates that, as Agag was Saul’s adversary, so Haman was the foe of this other Benjamite. The LXX [Note: Septuagint.] reads Bugaios , Esther 3:1 , Esther 8:5 , omits at Esther 3:10 , and at Esther 9:24 , EST 16:10 has Macedonian , a word of evil connotation after Antiochus Epiphanes.

J. Taylor.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Agagite'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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