Amalek; Amalekitesamʹə-lek, ə-malʹə-kīts [Heb. ‘amālēq, ‘amālēqî]. The son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:12, 16), and as a collective noun, his descendants (Ex. 17:8; Nu. 24:20; Dt. 25:17; Jgs. 3:13; etc.). His mother was Timna, Eliphaz’ concubine. He was one of “the chiefs of Eliphaz
AMALEK, AMALEKITES Amalek was the son of Eliphaz (Esau’s son) by his concubine, Timna (Gn 36:12; 1 Chr 1:36). Descendants of this tribal chief of Edom were known as Amalekites. They settled in the Negev Desert and became allies of the Edomites, Ammonites, Moabites, Ishmaelites, and Midianites. The Amalekites
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Amalekites (uh-mal´uh-kits), descendants of Amalek, who was a grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:15–16). As a people, the Amalekites inhabited territory assigned to Israel, Judah, and the Transjordanian states. They were probably nomadic, or at least quite mobile. They are often mentioned as inhabiting desert
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
AMALEK, AMALEKITES. Amalek (Heb. ‘amālēq) was the son of Eliphaz and the grandson of Esau (Gn. 36:12, 16). The name is used as a collective noun for his descendants, Amalekites (Ex. 17:8; Nu. 24:20; Dt. 25:17; Jdg. 3:13, etc.).Some writers distinguish the nomadic Amalekites normally found in the Negeb
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
Amalekites [ə mălˊə kīts] (Heb. ˓amālēqî). Descendants of Esau, specifically of his son Eliphaz and concubine Timna (Gen. 36:12). Because Gen. 14:7 attests to the existence of the Amalekites before the birth of Esau, most likely some of the descendants of Esau (the Edomites) later joined the Amalekites;
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
Am´alekites, 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. Num. 13:29; 1 Sam. 15:7; 27:8. Their wealth consisted in flocks and herds. Mention is made of a “town,” 1 Sam.
AM´ALEKITES (amʹa-lek-īts; also “Amalek, Amalekite”). An ancient race whose history is thus summed up by Balaam (Num. 24:20): “Amalek was the first of the nations, but his end shall be destruction.” Although this people is prominent in the OT, archaeology has as yet revealed nothing concerning them.