Esther 7:9

Esther 7:9

And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king,
&c.] One of the seven chamberlains, see ( Esther 1:10 ) , his name, with Josephus F25, is Sabouchadas.

Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for
Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of
This man, perhaps, had seen it there, when he went with others to fetch Haman to the banquet, ( Esther 6:14 ) . The sin of Haman is aggravated by preparing a gallows for a man before he was accused to the king, or condemned, or had a grant for his execution, and for a man that had well deserved of the king for discovering a conspiracy against him, and whom now the king had delighted to honour:

then the king said, hang him thereon;
immediately, being ready prepared, the king's word was enough, being a sovereign and tyrannical prince.


F25 Antiqu. l. 11. c. 6. sect. 11.