Bible: Esther 3:5-7
3:5 When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing or paying homage to him, he 1 was filled with rage. 3:6 But the thought of striking out against 2 Mordecai alone was repugnant to him, for he had been informed 3 of the identity of Mordecai’s people. 4 So Haman sought to destroy all the Jews (that is, the people of Mordecai) 5 who were in all the kingdom of Ahasuerus.
3:7 In the first month (that is, the month of Nisan), in the twelfth year 6 of King Ahasuerus’ reign, pur 7 (that is, the lot) was cast before Haman in order to determine a day and a month. 8 It turned out to be the twelfth month (that is, the month of Adar). 9