The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amalek, Son of Eliphaz
Amalek, Son of Eliphaz (עֲמָלֵק‎, amaleq). A descendant of Esau identified as the son of Eliphaz and his concubine Timna (Gen 36:12, 16).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amalek (Person)
AMALEK (PERSON) [Heb ʿămālēq (עֲמָלֵק)]. AMALEKITE. One of the six sons of Eliphaz and a grandson of Esau, whose mother was Timna, Eliphaz’s concubine (Gen 36:11, 12; cf. 1 Chr 1:36). Amalek was one of the “chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom” (Gen 36:15, 16). In the biblical tradition, the terms
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amalek (uh-mal´uhk).1 A grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:15–16) and the ancestor of the Amalekites.2 A shorthand expression for Amalekites (e.g., Exod. 17:8–16; Num. 24:20).See also Amalekites.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AMALEK, AMALEKITES1. A grandson of Esau and son of Eliphas by Timna, his concubine. Amalek became a chieftain in Edom and gave his name to a seminomadic group roaming the wilderness S of Canaan (Gen 36:12, 16).2. A people called Amalek or Amalekites against whom the Israelites often fought from the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amalek (Heb. ʿămālēq), AMALEKITES (ʿămālēqɩ̂)A nomadic (or seminomadic) people, descendants of Amalek, a grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:11–12). The Amalekites are not specifically mentioned outside the Bible, which points to their origin in Edom (cf. Gen. 36:15–16) and identifies them as traditional
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Amalekites; Amalek
AMALEKITES; AMALEK The son of Timna, concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son (Gen. 36:12), the youngest of the dukes of Edom (Gen. 36:16). It is possible that at an early stage in their history the Amalekites formed part of the Edomite tribal organization. They were an ancient nomadic tribe in northern Sinai
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
AMALEK עמלקI. In the Old Testament, the tribe of Amalek is one of Israel’s enemies of old (Exod 17:8–16; Num 13:29 etc.). Their ancestor is seen as a grandson of →Esau (Gen 36:12–16). Amalek can also designate a topographical area as in the expression har hāʿămālēqî ‘the mountain of the Amalekites’ (Judg
Catholic Bible Dictionary
AMALEKITES A nomadic people remembered as one of the traditional enemies of Israel. They derived their name from Amalek, one of the six sons of Eliphaz and Timna, a grandson of Esau (Gen 36:11, 12; cf. 1 Chr 1:36), and one of the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom (Gen 36:15, 16). The Amalekites moved
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Am´alek (dweller in a valley), a son of Eliphaz by his concubine Timnah, grandson of Esau, and chieftain (“duke,” Authorized Version) of Edom. Gen. 36:12, 16; 1 Chron. 1:36. (b.c. about 1700.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AM´ALEK (amʹa-lek). The son of Eliphaz (the firstborn of Esau) by his concubine, Timna (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chron. 1:36), and chieftain of an Edomite tribe (Gen. 36:16). This tribe was probably not the same as the Amalekites so often mentioned in Scriptures, for Moses speaks of the Amalekites long before this
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Amalekdweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Idumean tribe (Gen. 36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose territory the descendants of Esau had seized.
See also
Eliphaz Father
Timna Mother
Kenaz Brother
Timna Brother
Korah Brother
Gatam Brother
Teman Brother
Zepho Brother
Omar Brother
Esau Grandfather
Korah Uncle
Jeush Uncle
Zerah Cousin
Adah Grandmother
Ezer Uncle
Jalam Uncle
Dishan Uncle
Shammah Cousin
Reuel Uncle
Nahath Cousin
Dishan Uncle
Hori Cousin
Seir Grandfather
Shobal Uncle
Mizzah Cousin
Zibeon Uncle
Anah Cousin
Anah Uncle
Aiah Cousin
Lotan Uncle
Hemam Cousin
Onam Cousin
Dishan Cousin
Hemdan Cousin
Bilhan Cousin
Ebal Cousin
Uz Cousin
Akan Cousin
Manahath Cousin
Shepho Cousin
Alvan Cousin
Ithran Cousin
Aran Cousin
Zaavan Cousin
Cheran Cousin
Eshban Cousin
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