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According to the Gemara Megila 15b Haman had 208 children. Why did they only hang 10 of them?

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These were the ones who had instigated the decree by which Achashveirosh halted the building of Beis Hamikdosh soon after he ascended to the throne. Megilah 16a - Rashi quoting Seder Olam.

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Can you clarify your source? I think the Gemara/Rashi you're referring to is talking about Shimshi, Achashverosh's scribe. – Seth J Mar 22 '11 at 12:25
Me'am Loez says the same thing, and gives as source references: Rashi, Maamar Mordechai, and Megillas Sesarim. – Alex Mar 22 '11 at 16:24
dafyomi.org/index.php?masechta=megilah&daf=16a&go=Go What am I missing?? – Seth J Mar 22 '11 at 19:27
Shimshai was the son of Homon (Rashi Ezra 4:8) Maharsha Megilah 16a – Raffy Van der Vaart Mar 22 '11 at 19:50
also, look in the hagois habach on the first Rashi on 16a – Raffy Van der Vaart Mar 22 '11 at 19:54

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