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Haman as a metaphor for Jesus[edit]

According to modern author Elliot Horowitz, medieval Jews would often dress up Haman as a look-alike to Jesus, which provoked controversy with the Christian Church. This seems like an interesting footnote for the article, given the documented tendency in Jewish tradition to use symbolism in describing non-Jews or enemies of Judaism, for instance in cases where Amalekites are compared to Palestinians. The analogies also tend to apply with the figures of Esau and Rome. [1] ADM (talk) 10:22, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Just one point - Jesus was not a non-Jew! 86.148.102.178 (talk) 10:39, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Genocide methodology[edit]

Was Haman supposedly going to hang just Mordecai on a gallows, and not everyone else? I suppose his idea of "killing everybody" had been to use swords and knives, like the Crusaders later did and also the Hutus and Tutsis. — Rickyrab | Talk 12:33, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Requested move 16 March 2017[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Andrewa (talk) 13:39, 26 March 2017 (UTC)


Haman (biblical figure)Haman – Important biblical figure, the others seem rather obscure by comparison. The existing Haman article ought to be merged with Haman (disambiguation). PatGallacher (talk) 13:19, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment "The others seem rather obscure by comparison" is not a very strong argument. How about some google and page view stats? Perhaps a summary of the historical significance of the others? Instead of making every participant do this basic homework, why not do it for everyone once, summarize, and provide pertinent links? --В²C 18:08, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
    • Because sometimes a judgement about primary topic can be based on long-term cultural or historical significance, sometimes established just by reading the articles. Page view and google stats do not necessarily have the importance some people attach to them. PatGallacher (talk) 13:10, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Agree Definitely predominant use is the biblical figure. Born2cycle, why don't you do the searches, instead of putting down a good-willing editor with a good proposal? Debresser (talk) 12:15, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Support I agree that the predominant article is the one about the biblical figure. Lepricavark (talk) 22:17, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per the above. StAnselm (talk) 23:05, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom; clear primary topic. bd2412 T 03:32, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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