Amalekites (Judges)
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).
Amalekites (עֲמָלֵקִי‎, amaleqiy). Enemy kingdom that opposed Israel at key times in biblical history.
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amalek, Amalekites. Ancient tribe of raiding nomads who lived in the Negeb desert, mentioned frequently in the OT.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amalek; Amalekites amʹə-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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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.
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
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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;
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
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