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Vaizatha; Vajezatha

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vı̄´za - tha , va - iz´a - tha , va - jez´a - tha , vaj - ḗ - za´tha ( ויזתא , wayzāthā' ): One of the sons of Haman ( Esther 9:9 ). The form has been held to be corrupt, the Hebrew letter wāw ()ו being exceptionally tall, and the Hebrew letter zāyin ()ז exceptionally short (Benfey, Die persischen Keilinschriften (1847), XVIII , 93), and points to Vahyazdata , "Given of the Best-One" (OHL, 255).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Vaizatha; Vajezatha'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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