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And they killed Parshandatha, and Dalphon, and Aspatha, Bible

“and…and.” The list of the ten sons of Haman is couched as the figure of speech polysyndeton, “many ands” (cp. Bullinger, Figures of Speech Used in the Bible). In polysyndeton, the word “and” before every item in the list puts an emphasis on each individual item in the list. So in this list, each son is emphasized. Haman’s sons were a threat to the Jews, and every one of them was executed. [For more on polysyndeton, see commentary on Mark 12:30].


Commentary for: Esther 9:7