Pronounce: mor-dek-ah'-ee

Strong: H4782

Orig: of foreign derivation; Mordecai, an Israelite:--Mordecai.

Use: Proper Name Masculine

Grk Strong:

    Mordecai = "little man" or "worshipper of Mars"

    1) cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim
    2) a Jew who returned from exile with Zerubbabel