Amalek
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Amalek

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Amalek

(dweller in a valley), a son of Eliphaz by his concubine Timnah grandson of Esau, and chieftain ("duke," Authorized Version) of Edom. (Genesis 36:12,16; 1 Chronicles 1:36) (B.C. about 1700.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Amalek

Son of Eliphaz, and grandson of Esau, Genesis 36:12. It is not certain that any distinct mention is made in the Bible of his posterity, people called Amalekites being in existence long before, Genesis 14:7; Numbers 24:20.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:12; 1 Chronicles 1:36); the chief of an Idumean tribe (Genesis 36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose territory the descendants of Esau had seized.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMALEK

am'-a-lek (`amaleq): The son, by his concubine Timna, of Eliphaz, the eldest son of Esau. He was one of the chiefs (the King James Version dukes) of Edom (Genesis 36:12, 16). See AMALEKITE.

AMALEK; AMALEKITE

am'-a-lek, a-mal'-e-kit, am'-a-lek-it (`amaleq, `amaleqi): A tribe dwelling originally in the region south of Judah, the wilderness of et-Tih where the Israelites came into conflict with them. They were nomads as a people dwelling in that tract would naturally be. When they joined the Midianites to invade Israel they came "with their cattle and their tents" (Judges 6:3-5). They are not to be identified with the descendants of Esau (Genesis 36:12, 16) because they are mentioned earlier, in the account of the invasion of Chedorlaomer (Genesis 14:7) and in Balaam's prophecy (Numbers 24:20) Amalek is called "the first of the nations," which seems to refer to an early existence. We are uncertain of their origin, for they do not appear in the list of nations found in Genesis 10. They do not seem to have had any relationship with the tribes of Israel, save as, we may surmise, some of the descendants of Esau were incorporated into the tribe. It is probable that they were of Semitic stock though we have no proof of it.

The first contact with Israel was at Rephidim, in the wilderness of Sinai, where they made an unprovoked attack and were defeated after a desperate conflict (Exodus 17:8-13 Deuteronomy 25:17, 18). On account of this they were placed under the ban and Israel was commanded to exterminate them (Deuteronomy 25:19 1 Samuel 15:2, 3). The next encounter of the two peoples was when the Israelites attempted to enter Canaan from the west of the Dead Sea. The spies had reported that the Amalekites were to be found in the south, in connection with the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites (Numbers 13:29). The Israelites at first refused to advance, but later determined to do so contrary to the will of God and the command of Moses. They were met by Amalek and the Canaanites and completely defeated (Numbers 14:39-45). Amalek is next found among the allies of Moab in their attack upon Israel in the days of Eglon (Judges 3:13). They were also associated with the Midianites in their raids upon Israel (Judges 6:3), and they seemed to have gained a foothold in Ephraim, or at least a branch of them, in the hill country (Judges 5:14; Judges 12:15), but it is evident that the great body of them still remained in their old habitat, for when Saul made war upon them he drove them toward Shur in the wilderness toward Egypt (1 Samuel 15:1-9). David also found them in the same region (1 Samuel 27:8; 1 Samuel 30:1). After this they seem to have declined, and we find, in the days of Hezekiah, only a remnant of them who were smitten by the Simeonites at Mount Seir (1 Chronicles 4:41-43). They are once mentioned in Psalms in connection with other inveterate enemies of Israel (Psalm 83:7). The hatred Inspired by the Amalekites is reflected in the passages already mentioned which required their utter destruction. Their attack upon them when they were just escaped from Egypt and while they were struggling through the wilderness made a deep impression upon the Israelites which they never forgot, and the wrath of David upon the messenger who brought him news of the death of Saul and Jonathan, declaring himself to be the slayer of Saul, was no doubt accentuated by his being an Amalekite (2 Samuel 1:1-16).

H. Porter

Strong's Hebrew
6003. Amaleqi -- descendant of Amalek
... 6002, 6003. Amaleqi. 6004 . descendant of Amalek. Transliteration: Amaleqi
Phonetic Spelling: (am-aw-lay-kee') Short Definition: Amalekites. ...
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90. Agag -- king of Amalek
... 89, 90. Agag. 91 . king of Amalek. Transliteration: Agag Phonetic Spelling:
(ag-ag') Short Definition: Agag. Word Origin from the ...
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6002. Amaleq -- a descendant of Esau, also his posterity
... 6001b, 6002. Amaleq. 6003 . a descendant of Esau, also his posterity.
Transliteration: Amaleq Phonetic Spelling: (am-aw-lake') Short Definition: Amalek. ... ...
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Library

Moses and Amalek
... FAST-DAY HYMNS. Hymn 66 MOSES and AMALEK. John Newton 8,6,8,6. MOSES and AMALEK.
February 27, 1778. Ex 17:9. While Joshua led the armed bands. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 66 moses and amalek.htm

Types of the Death of Christ Isaac; Joseph; Jacob against Simeon ...
... Types of the Death of Christ Isaac; Joseph; Jacob Against Simeon and Levi;
Moses Praying Against Amalek; The Brazen Serpent. [3343] ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xviii name of the.htm

That in the Passion and the Sign of the Cross is all virtue and ...
... shoulders shall be government; and His name shall be called the Messenger of a mighty
thought." [4077] By this sign of the cross also Amalek was conquered by ...
/.../cyprian/three books of testimonies against the jews/21 that in the passion.htm

That we must Press on and Persevere in Faith and virtue, and in ...
... lest another take thy crown;" [3755] which example of perseverance and persistence
is pointed out in Exodus, when Moses, for the overthrow of Amalek, who bore ...
/.../cyprian/the treatises of cyprian/8 that we must press.htm

The History of David
... After the death of Saul David returned from the journey that he had against
Amalek. For whilst David had been out with Achish the ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the history of david.htm

To those who Object that Elijah Has not yet Come, He Replies that ...
... For the Lord said He would wage war against Amalek with concealed hand;
and you will not deny that Amalek fell. But if it is said ...
/.../chapter xlix to those who object.htm

Sowing and Reaping
... Take Amalek: "Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth
out of Egypt; how he met thee, by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee ...
/.../moody/sowing and reaping/chapter i sowing and reaping.htm

Jehovah Nissi
... We are all familiar with that picturesque incident of the conflict between Israel
and Amalek, which ended in victory and the erection of this memorial trophy. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/jehovah nissi.htm

How Much More Faithful to God the Gentiles are who are Converted ...
... as well as in the type of the extending of the hands of Moses, and of Oshea being
named Jesus (Joshua); when you fought against Amalek: concerning which God ...
/.../chapter cxxxi how much more faithful.htm

Chapter xxxvi
... And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam and Kenaz. And Timnah
was a concubine of Eliphaz, Esau's son, and she bore to Eliphaz, Amalek. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxvi.htm

Thesaurus
Amalek (35 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AMALEK. am'-a-lek (`amaleq): The son, by his concubine
Timna, of Eliphaz, the eldest son of Esau. ... See AMALEKITE. AMALEK; AMALEKITE. ...
/a/amalek.htm - 22k

Am'alek (21 Occurrences)
Am'alek. Amalek, Am'alek. Amalekite . ... Am'alek (21 Occurrences). Genesis 36:12
Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. ...
/a/am'alek.htm - 11k

Amalekites (36 Occurrences)
... Exodus 17:9 And Moses said unto Joshua: 'Choose us out men, and go out, fight with
Amalek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in ...
/a/amalekites.htm - 18k

Amalekite (12 Occurrences)
... They were not the descendants of Amalek, the son of Eliphaz, for they existed in
the days of Abraham (Genesis 14:7). They were probably a tribe that migrated ...
/a/amalekite.htm - 16k

Eliphaz (14 Occurrences)
... el'-i-faz, e-li'-faz ('eliphaz, "God is fine gold" (?)) 1) Son of Esau by Adah,
and father of Teman, Kenaz and Amalek (Genesis 36:4, 10 1 Chronicles 1:35 f ...
/e/eliphaz.htm - 15k

Timna (6 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia TIMNA. tim'-na (timna`; Thamna): A conbubine of
Eliphaz, Esau's son, and the mother of Amalek (Genesis 36:12). ...
/t/timna.htm - 9k

Eglon (13 Occurrences)
... Having entered into an alliance with Ammon and Amalek, he overran the trans-Jordanic
region, and then crossing the Jordan, seized on Jericho, the "city of palm ...
/e/eglon.htm - 13k

Devoted (72 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 15:3 Now, go, and thou hast smitten Amalek, and devoted all that it hath,
and thou hast no pity on it, and hast put to death from man unto woman, from ...
/d/devoted.htm - 29k

Judges (117 Occurrences)
... 40 " II. Servitude under Eglon of Moab: " Ammon, Amalek 18 " 2. EHUD'S
deliverance, rest 80 " 3. SHAMGAR Unknown. " III. Servitude ...
/j/judges.htm - 81k

Goyim (7 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Numbers 24:20 And he seeth Amalek, and taketh up his simile, and saith:
'A beginning of the Goyim 'is' Amalek; And his latter end -- for ever he perisheth ...
/g/goyim.htm - 8k

Concordance
Amalek (35 Occurrences)

Genesis 36:12
Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 36:16
chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek: these are the chiefs who came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:8
Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:9
Moses said to Joshua, "Choose men for us, and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with God's rod in my hand."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:10
So Joshua did as Moses had told him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:11
It happened, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:13
Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:14
Yahweh said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:16
He said, "Yah has sworn:'Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'"
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Numbers 13:29
Amalek dwells in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the hill country; and the Canaanite dwells by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 24:20
He looked at Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his latter end shall come to destruction."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 25:17
Remember what Amalek did to you by the way as you came forth out of Egypt;
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Deuteronomy 25:19
Therefore it shall be, when Yahweh your God has given you rest from all your enemies all around, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky; you shall not forget.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 3:13
He gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and struck Israel, and they possessed the city of palm trees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 5:14
Those whose root is in Amalek came out of Ephraim, after you, Benjamin, among your peoples. Governors come down out of Machir. Those who handle the marshal's staff came out of Zebulun.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 6:3
So it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east; they came up against them;
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 6:33
Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east assembled themselves together; and they passed over, and encamped in the valley of Jezreel.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 7:12
The Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like locusts for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand which is on the seashore for multitude.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 10:12
The Sidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and you cried to me, and I saved you out of their hand.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 14:48
He did valiantly, and struck the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of those who despoiled them.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:2
Thus says Yahweh of Armies,'I have marked that which Amalek did to Israel, how he set himself against him in the way, when he came up out of Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and strike Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and don't spare them; but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:5
Saul came to the city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:6
Saul said to the Kenites, "Go, depart, go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them; for you showed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt." So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:7
Saul struck the Amalekites, from Havilah as you go to Shur, that is before Egypt.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:8
He took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:15
Saul said, "They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the cattle, to sacrifice to Yahweh your God. We have utterly destroyed the rest."
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:20
Saul said to Samuel, "But I have obeyed the voice of Yahweh, and have gone the way which Yahweh sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:32
Then said Samuel, "Bring here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites!" Agag came to him cheerfully. Agag said, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."
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1 Samuel 28:18
Because you didn't obey the voice of Yahweh, and didn't execute his fierce wrath on Amalek, therefore Yahweh has done this thing to you this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 8:12
of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:36
The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:43
They struck the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped, and have lived there to this day.
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1 Chronicles 18:11
These also did king David dedicate to Yahweh, with the silver and the gold that he carried away from all the nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Psalms 83:7
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Amalek

Amalek: Probably not the Ancestor of the Amalekites Mentioned in Time of Abraham

Amalek: Son of Eliphaz

Related Terms

Am'alek (21 Occurrences)

Amalekites (36 Occurrences)

Amalekite (12 Occurrences)

Eliphaz (14 Occurrences)

Timna (6 Occurrences)

Eglon (13 Occurrences)

Devoted (72 Occurrences)

Judges (117 Occurrences)

Goyim (7 Occurrences)

Gatam (3 Occurrences)

Grandsons (9 Occurrences)

Fought (109 Occurrences)

El'iphaz (6 Occurrences)

Perisheth (15 Occurrences)

Agag (6 Occurrences)

Amal'ekites (24 Occurrences)

Adah (8 Occurrences)

Gebal (3 Occurrences)

Latter (91 Occurrences)

Uttered (60 Occurrences)

Discourse (25 Occurrences)

Oracle (57 Occurrences)

Blot (23 Occurrences)

Dedicated (37 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Ruin (135 Occurrences)

Simile (61 Occurrences)

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)

Overcame (84 Occurrences)

Attacked (93 Occurrences)

Fight (265 Occurrences)

Root (54 Occurrences)

Utterly (170 Occurrences)

Story (92 Occurrences)

Consume (136 Occurrences)

Remembrance (74 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

Perish (186 Occurrences)

Israelites (468 Occurrences)

Staff (91 Occurrences)

War (529 Occurrences)

Pity (165 Occurrences)

Memory (181 Occurrences)

Esther (48 Occurrences)

Turneth (249 Occurrences)

Aaron (343 Occurrences)

Yah (40 Occurrences)

Zephi (1 Occurrence)

Zepho (3 Occurrences)

Ziklag (13 Occurrences)

Zobah (15 Occurrences)

Kenites (8 Occurrences)

Kenaz (11 Occurrences)

Uprooted (29 Occurrences)

Overwhelmed (33 Occurrences)

Opposing (13 Occurrences)

Omar (3 Occurrences)

Obeyedst (2 Occurrences)

Jah (44 Occurrences)

Jeb'usites (30 Occurrences)

Jethro (10 Occurrences)

Lifteth (69 Occurrences)

Lowered (14 Occurrences)

Letteth (11 Occurrences)

Layeth (76 Occurrences)

Lawgivers (2 Occurrences)

Gathereth (65 Occurrences)

Governors (43 Occurrences)

Gaily (2 Occurrences)

Winning (3 Occurrences)

Writer (4 Occurrences)

Weakeneth (4 Occurrences)

Waylaid (1 Occurrence)

Writing (194 Occurrences)

Wipe (24 Occurrences)

Wield (8 Occurrences)

Infant (14 Occurrences)

Fighteth (23 Occurrences)

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