Amalekites
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Amalekites

a nomadic tribe of uncertain origin, which occupied the peninsula of Sinai and the wilderness intervening between the southern hill-ranges of Palestine and the border of Egypt. (Numbers 13:29; 1 Samuel 15:7; 27:8) Their wealth consisted in flocks and herds. Mention is made of a "town" (1 Samuel 15:5) but their towns could have been little more than stations or nomadic enclosures. The Amalekites first came in contact with the Israelites at Rephidim, but were signally defeated. (Exodus 17:8-16) In union with the Canaanites they again attacked the Israelites on the borders of Palestine, and defeated them near Hormah. (Numbers 14:45) Saul undertook an expedition against them. (1 Samuel 14:48) Their power was thenceforth broken, and they degenerated into a horde of banditti. Their destruction was completed by David. (1 Samuel 30:1-17)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Amalekites

A powerful people, who dwelt in Arabia Petraea, between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, perhaps in moving troops. We cannot assign the place of their habitation, except in general it is apparent that they dwelt south of Palestine, between Mount Seir and the border of Egypt; and it does not appear that they possessed many cities, though one is mentioned in 1 Samuel 15:5. They lived generally in migrating parties, in caves or in tents, like the Bedaween Arabs of the present day. The Israelites had scarcely passed the Red sea, when the Amelikites attacked them in the desert of Rephidim, and slew those who, through fatigue or weakness, lagged behind; and for this unprovoked assault on the people of God, the doom of extermination was passed upon them, Exodus 17:8-16. They came again into conflict with a part of the Israelites on the border of the promised land, Numbers 14:45; and after 400 years, Saul attacked and destroyed them at the command of the Lord, 1 Samuel 15:1-35. A remnant, however, escaped and subsided afterwards; David defeated them on several occasions, 1 Samuel 27:8 30:1 2Sa 8:12; and they were finally blotted out by the Simeonites, in the time of Hezekiah, 1 Chronicles 4:43, thus fulfilling the prediction of Balaam, Numbers 24:20. Haman, the last of the race mentioned in Scripture, perished like his fathers, in conflict with the Jews. See the book of Esther.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MOUNT OF THE AMALEKITES

("Hill-country of the Amalekites" (Judges 12:15)): The Amalekites are usually connected with the valley (Numbers 14:25 Judges 7:12), but appear from this passage to have had a settlement in the hill country of Ephraim.

See AMALEKITE.

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. ... Amalekites. ...
/hebrew/6003.htm - 6k

6002. Amaleq -- a descendant of Esau, also his posterity
... Amalek. Word Origin from amal Definition a desc. of Esau, also his posterity
NASB Word Usage Amalek (25), Amalekites (14). Amalek. ...
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Library

How the Amalekites and the Neighbouring Nations, Made War with the ...
... CHAPTER 2. How The Amalekites And The Neighbouring Nations, Made War With The
Hebrews And Were Beaten And Lost A Great Part Of Their Army. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 2 how the amalekites.htm

Saul's War with the Amalekites, and Conquest of Them.
... Containing The Interval Of Thirty-Two Years. From The Death Of Eli To The Death
Of Saul. CHAPTER 7. Saul's War With The Amalekites, And Conquest Of Them. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 sauls war with.htm

How Amaziah Made an Expedition against the Edomites and Amalekites ...
... CHAPTER 9. How Amaziah Made An Expedition Against The Edomites And Amalekites And
Conquered Them; But When He Afterwards Made War Against Joash, He Was Beaten ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how amaziah made.htm

Saul Rejected
... And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared
the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the Lore thy God; and ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/saul rejected.htm

Making the Best of Trouble
... And David and his men went up and made a raid upon the Geshurites, the Girzites,
and the Amalekites; for these tribes live in the land which extends from Telem ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/making the best of trouble.htm

Chapter xiv
... 7. And they returned and came to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh) and smote all the
field of the Amalekites and also the Amorites that were dwelling in Hazazon ...
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At the Front or the Base
... David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his
men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/at the front or the.htm

The Heavenly Banquet.
... The Amalekites attacked the city of Ziklag, and took it, and burned it with fire,
and departed, carrying away with them the two wives of David, Ahinoam the ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/lvii the heavenly banquet.htm

Now Saul Upon God's not Answering Him Concerning the Fight with ...
... to finish this war with good success; and thou art to lose thy dominion and thy
life, because thou didst not obey God in the war with the Amalekites, and hast ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 now saul upon.htm

Chapter xxxvi
... For according to Exodus 17:8 and Numbers 13:29; 14:25 the Amalekites must
have held territory much farther to the west. According ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxvi.htm

Thesaurus
Amalekites (36 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia MOUNT OF THE AMALEKITES. ("Hill ... See AMALEKITE.
Multi-Version Concordance Amalekites (36 Occurrences). Genesis ...
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Amal'ekites (24 Occurrences)
Amal'ekites. Amalekites, Amal'ekites. Amam . Multi-Version Concordance
Amal'ekites (24 Occurrences). Genesis 14:7 And they turned ...
/a/amal'ekites.htm - 13k

Agag (6 Occurrences)
... (1.) A king of the Amalekites referred to by Balaam (Numbers 24:7). He
lived at the time of the Exodus. (2.) Another king of the ...
/a/agag.htm - 10k

Amalek (35 Occurrences)
... 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). ...
/a/amalek.htm - 22k

Kenites (8 Occurrences)
... They accompanied them in their march as far as Jericho (Judges 1:16), and then returned
to their old haunts among the Amalekites, in the desert to the south of ...
/k/kenites.htm - 13k

Amalekite (12 Occurrences)
... 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). ...
/a/amalekite.htm - 16k

Ziklag (13 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 27:6). During his absence with his army to join the Philistine expedition
against the Israelites (29:11), it was destroyed by the Amalekites (30:1, 2 ...
/z/ziklag.htm - 13k

Invaded (20 Occurrences)
... 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; (See NIV). ...
/i/invaded.htm - 12k

Eastern (22 Occurrences)
... Judges 6:3 And 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; (See ...
/e/eastern.htm - 14k

Merchandise (34 Occurrences)
... MOUNT OF THE AMALEKITES. ("Hill-country of the Amalekites" (Judges 12:15)):
The Amalekites are usually connected with the valley ...
/m/merchandise.htm - 22k

Concordance
Amalekites (36 Occurrences)

Genesis 14:7
They returned, and came to En Mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

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 my hand.'
(See NIV)

Exodus 17:10
So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
(See NIV)

Exodus 17:11
And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
(See NIV)

Exodus 17:16
And he said: 'The hand upon the throne of the LORD: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'
(See NIV)

Numbers 13:29
The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
(KJV BBE WBS NIV)

Numbers 14:25
(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) Tomorrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Numbers 14:43
For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Numbers 14:45
Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 25:17
Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt;
(See NIV)

Judges 1:16
Now Hobab the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law, had come up out of the town of palm-trees, with the children of Judah, into the waste land of Arad; and he went and was living among the Amalekites;
(BBE)

Judges 3:13
And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and smote Israel, and they possessed the city of palm-trees.
(See 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;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS 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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS 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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS 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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS NIV)

Judges 12:15
Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS 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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 15:2
Thus saith the LORD of hosts: I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he set himself against him in the way, when he came up out of Egypt.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.'
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 15:5
And Saul came to the city of the Amalekites, and set an ambush in the valley.
(DBY)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

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

1 Samuel 15:18
and Yahweh sent you on a journey, and said,'Go, and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS 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 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."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 27:8
David and his men went up, and made a raid on the Geshurites, and the Girzites, and the Amalekites; for those nations were the inhabitants of the land, who were of old, as you go to Shur, even to the land of Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 28:18
Because thou didst not hearken to the voice of the LORD, and didst not execute His fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 30:1
It happened, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South, and on Ziklag, and had struck Ziklag, and burned it with fire,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 30:18
David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken; and David rescued his two wives.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 1:1
It happened after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 8:12
The nations of Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon and the Philistines and the Amalekites and the goods he had taken from Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
(BBE DBY)

1 Chronicles 4:43
They struck the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped, and have lived there to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 18:11
Them also king David dedicated to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold that he had brought from all the nations: from the Edomites, and from the Moabites, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from the Amalekites.
(DBY)

Subtopics

Amalekites

Amalekites: A People Inhabiting the Country South of Idumea and East of the Red Sea

Amalekites: Defeat the Israelites

Amalekites: Defeated by Chedorlaomer

Amalekites: Defeated by David

Amalekites: Defeated by Gideon

Amalekites: Defeated by Joshua

Amalekites: Defeated by Saul

Amalekites: Defeated by the Simeonites

Amalekites: Israel Commanded to Destroy

Amalekites: Prophecies Against

The Amalekites were the First to Oppose Israel

The Amalekites with Midian, Oppressed Israel

The Amalekites: A Powerful and Influential Nation

The Amalekites: Agag, King of, Slain by Samuel

The Amalekites: Character of Oppressive

The Amalekites: Character of Warlike and Cruel

The Amalekites: Character of Wicked

The Amalekites: Confederated Against Israel

The Amalekites: Country of: Extended from Havilah to Shur

The Amalekites: Country of: in the South of Canaan

The Amalekites: Country of: Was the Scene of Ancient Warfare

The Amalekites: Descent of

The Amalekites: Discomfited at Rephidim Through the Intercession of Moses

The Amalekites: Doomed to Utter Destruction for Opposing Israel

The Amalekites: Governed by Kings

The Amalekites: Invaded by David

The Amalekites: Overcome by Gideon

The Amalekites: Part of the Kenites Dwelt Amongst

The Amalekites: Part of Their Possessions Taken by Ephraim

The Amalekites: Pillaged and Burned Ziklag

The Amalekites: Possessed Cities

The Amalekites: Presumption of Israel Punished By

The Amalekites: Pursued and Slain by David

The Amalekites: Remnant of, Completely Destroyed During the Reign of Hezekiah

The Amalekites: Saul: Commissioned to Destroy

The Amalekites: Saul: Condemned for not Utterly Destroying

The Amalekites: Saul: Massacred

The Amalekites: Saul: Overcame, and Delivered Israel

The Amalekites: Spoil Taken From, Consecrated

The Amalekites: Their Utter Destruction Foretold

The Amalekites: United With Eglon Against Israel

Related Terms

Amal'ekites (24 Occurrences)

Agag (6 Occurrences)

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Kenites (8 Occurrences)

Amalekite (12 Occurrences)

Ziklag (13 Occurrences)

Invaded (20 Occurrences)

Eastern (22 Occurrences)

Merchandise (34 Occurrences)

Pirathonite (5 Occurrences)

Pirathon (2 Occurrences)

Hormah (9 Occurrences)

Midianites (30 Occurrences)

Kenite (9 Occurrences)

Ken'ites (6 Occurrences)

Jehovahnissi (1 Occurrence)

Jehovah-nissi (1 Occurrence)

Withdraw (52 Occurrences)

Rephidim (5 Occurrences)

Raid (15 Occurrences)

Raided (6 Occurrences)

Eshtemoa (5 Occurrences)

Mission (14 Occurrences)

Besor (3 Occurrences)

Midian (60 Occurrences)

Shur (6 Occurrences)

Havilah (7 Occurrences)

Totally (27 Occurrences)

Amorites (82 Occurrences)

Saul (371 Occurrences)

Negeb (37 Occurrences)

Hazazon-tamar (2 Occurrences)

Negev (39 Occurrences)

Dwelt (307 Occurrences)

Utterly (170 Occurrences)

Smote (281 Occurrences)

Mountain (298 Occurrences)

Jezreel (37 Occurrences)

Camel (13 Occurrences)

Peoples (305 Occurrences)

Arabia (9 Occurrences)

Overcame (84 Occurrences)

Defeated (88 Occurrences)

Shewed (105 Occurrences)

Attacked (93 Occurrences)

Cities (427 Occurrences)

Canaanites (63 Occurrences)

Completely (213 Occurrences)

Overtake (113 Occurrences)

Goest (79 Occurrences)

Mount (311 Occurrences)

Joshua (211 Occurrences)

East (228 Occurrences)

Showed (164 Occurrences)

Moabites (26 Occurrences)

Haman (46 Occurrences)

Valiantly (9 Occurrences)

Zidonians (11 Occurrences)

Oppress (57 Occurrences)

Overthrown (44 Occurrences)

Jebusites (29 Occurrences)

Jethro (10 Occurrences)

Jattir (4 Occurrences)

Locusts (33 Occurrences)

League (20 Occurrences)

Gizrites (1 Occurrence)

Gesh'urites (6 Occurrences)

Geshurite (4 Occurrences)

Gerzites (1 Occurrence)

Gideon (45 Occurrences)

Girzites (1 Occurrence)

Gezrites (1 Occurrence)

Geshurites (6 Occurrences)

Grasshoppers (11 Occurrences)

Gir'zites (1 Occurrence)

Wiped (25 Occurrences)

Ishi (5 Occurrences)

Fortification (5 Occurrences)

Fortress (75 Occurrences)

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