Haman prepares the gallows (Esth 5:14-5:14)

“Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him.

‘Let a gallows fifty cubits high be made.

In the morning tell the king to have Mordecai hanged on it.

Then go with the king to the banquet in good spirits.’

This advice pleased Haman. He had the gallows made.”

The friends of Haman and his wife told him to make a tall gallows, about 75 feet high for Mordecai, a real tall gallows. They wanted to have Mordecai hanged in the morning. Now this sounded like a good idea to Haman. He probably should have stuck with this idea from the beginning. It is hard to figure out how this big scaffold could be made by the next morning.

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