Is there any mention of Haman's mother in rabbinic literature (Gemara, Midrash, etc.)?

If she was discussed in the Gemara or other sources, what was her name?


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Her name was אמתלאי בת עורבתי.

ואמר רב חנן בר רבא אמר רב אמיה דאברהם אמתלאי בת כרנבו אמיה דהמן אמתלאי בת עורבתי וסימניך טמא טמא טהור טהור

Bava Basra 91a

See also my answer to What was Avraham Avinu's mother's name?

  • side idea judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/17616/…
    – sam
    Nov 19, 2014 at 5:20
  • You can't answer your own question. Nov 19, 2014 at 18:30
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    @RebChaimHaQoton I'd beg to differ
    – MTL
    Nov 19, 2014 at 23:56
  • Based off gematria from the difference of their names (כרנבו = 278 ,and עורבתי = 688 ) the diffrence between them (688- 278 = 410) is bitachon in HaShem,when things go bad for Haman he turns to his evil family,but Avraham and his children turn to HaShem in times of trouble ,thats how they deafeat Haman,we see this from the passuk in tehillim 56:4 :יוֹם אִירָא אֲנִי אֵלֶיךָ אֶבְטָח and this passuk equals 410
    – sam
    Mar 8, 2017 at 18:05

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