Narrating the Prime Minister’s carrying out the unambiguous orders he received, this verse reads straightforwardly – devoid of encoded nuance, and unadorned by copious commentary or annotation. Yet, per sacred tradition the dramatic details were recorded. Dignity demolished, Haman gut wrenchingly does the king’s bidding. Falling from his high office, he’s swiftly devolved into a common bathing attendant and barber! And just as things couldn’t get worse, his daughter unwittingly gave him a nasty surprise; and then committed suicide upon realizing her error!

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