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Was Haman in the Book of Esther a Jewish King? Part Three.

by Damien F. Mackey

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{For Part Two, see:} Introduction

According to the biblical to historical scenario that I have developed for the Book of Esther:

King Ahasuerus is King Evil-Merodach; and Haman is King Jehoiachin ‘the Captive’, a Jew; Haman’s ten sons being the many sons of Jehoiachin; and Hammedatha is Hammutal, the mother of Jehoiachin.
But Jehoiachin is also the “Neri” of Luke 3:27, who is, in turn, King Neriglissar of Babylon.


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Was Haman in the Book of Esther a Jewish King? Part Two.

 by Damien F. Mackey
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So far I have concluded, based on some compelling Jewish legends, that Haman of the Book of Esther was actually a Jew, not an Amalekite (etc.), and that he was in fact King Jehoiachin. And that the opinion that he was an Agagite, or an Amalekite (Greek: Amali̱kíti̱s) may have arisen from Jehoiachin’s chief epithet, “Captive” (Greek:aichmálo̱tos), of similar phonetics. ….

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Was Haman in the Book of Esther a Jewish King?


Is the Book of Esther a Real History?


Damien F. Mackey

Though I think that it is, all of my previous attempts to demonstrate this have come unstuck.
This time around I am going to take as my starting point, for Esther as a real history, these two interesting clues, that may possibly be connectable:

Firstly, Louis Ginzberg’s ‘substantial evidence that Mordecai and Haman were both Jews who knew each other well’ (The Legends of the Jews). [See further on]

And,secondly, a synthesis of the elevation of the Jewish king, Jehoiachin, by an eastern king:

2 Kings 25: 27-28: Evil-Merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. He spoke kindly to him, and gave him a more prominent seat than those of the kings who were with him in Babylon.

with the elevation of Haman by an eastern king:

Esther 3:1: After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes t…

Convergence of Biblical Genesis and Egyptian Creation Accounts


My new book:The Messianic Temple: Genesis at Edfu
The Earliest Egyptian creation stories are not just similar to the book of Genesis, they are the same; in time they became convoluted, conflated and disconnected from their ancient past. Taking the Bible at its word, my research revealed some astonishing facts concerning the Egyptian Zep Tepi, or creation story. Did you know it contains the story of Adam and Eve? They are called Wa and Aa and were led out of the Djeba domain (Paradise) to the Wetjeset-Neter domain (Our Reality) because of the snake, the Great Leaping One. It also states the world was destroyed by a global flood and when the primeval waters receded, the Shebtiw (Noah’s family) began rebuilding the world. It doesn’t end there; there are more perfect parallels to the creation stories in Genesis and Early Jewish Writings. This book will challenge your basic belief of what truly happened in the ancient beginnings of Egypt. I am convinced the ancient Egyptians …

Horemheb much earlier than Tirhakah


A Reader Has Commented:

.... some [Velikovskians] .... will not be delighted at your insistence that Amenhotep III and Haremhab are within one generation, ie that of Huy.
For my part I’m now concerned over the Ethiopian Venture by Tutankhamun. Under my chronology Tutankhamun has to be within the incoming Ethiopian invasion period as both re-instated the worship of Amun after a break.
Have you considered that the Nubian / Ethiopian venture might not be an instigation by Egypt but something of a different sort?
Your links of Haremhab and Tutankhamun seem to be correct as far as my research goes,
Further though, Do you see Haremhab as a contemporary of Taharka?
Best Wishes

Damien Mackey's Response:


I see Horemheb [Haremhab] as his perfect biblical counterpart in type (both reigning for 28 years), king Jehu, chariot riding, red-necked, proud, law enforcing administrator, who was nevertheless very just and fair to the poor. He was the chosen instrument for the destruction of B…

The possibility that Darius the Mede is to be identified with Cyrus the Persian king.

D. J. Wiseman, “Some Historical Problems in the Book of Daniel,” D. J. Wiseman, ed.,
Notes on Some
Problems in the Book of Daniel
l. London: The Tyndale Press, 1965. pp. 9-18.
Some Historical Problems in the Book of Daniel
3. The ‘Cyrus’ Theory.
In 1957 I put forward as a working hypothesis the possibility that Darius the Mede is to be identified with Cyrus the Persian king. 19 It may be helpful to review this theory in the light of criticism made of it by Dr. Whitcomb. 20 The basis of the hypothesis is that Daniel 6:28 can be translated ‘Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, even (namely, or i.e.) the reign of Cyrus the Persian.’ Such a use of the appositional or explicative Hebrew wa„w construction has long been recognized in Chronicles 5:26 (‘So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria even the spirit of Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria’) and elsewhere.


Joseph, son of Jacob (Israel), was Imhotep, of Egyptian History


Taken from: .... February 20, 2012 · Barriers to equating Joseph with Imhotep, The Egyptian Identity of Joseph son of Jacob, Who was ImhotepPrint Post
NigelHawkinsWebsite: http://theegyptianid…Medical Doctor Married Three Children Born Again Christian Joseph, son of Jacob (Israel), was Imhotep, of Egyptian History
Egyptian History is consistent with the Bible Joseph was the 11th son of Jacob, the Patriarch of Israel. Joseph was 30 years old when he became the sage or visier to Pharaoh and lead Egypt through seven years of famine. The Pharaohs became wealthy and powerful because of Joseph. Joseph brought up all the land of Egypt (except for that of the priest’s) and reduced the Egyptian people to servitude. He married the daughter of the High Priest in Heliopolis (Capital city ‘On’). He lived to the age of 110 and ensured the survival of the Israelites. …