|Overview - Esther 3|
|1||Haman, advanced by the king, and despised by Mordecai, seeks revenge upon all the Jews.|
|7||He casts lots.|
|8||He obtains by calumniation a decree of the king to put the Jews to death.|
Esther 3:13 (King James Version)
And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.