|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 3:7 (King James Version)
In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.