Amalekites (Uh-mal´uh-kits)

Descendants of Amalek, who was a grandson of Esau according to the OT (Gen 36:15-16). As a people, the Amalekites inhabited territory assigned to Israel, Judah, and the Transjordanian states. They attacked Israel on its wilderness journeys from Egypt (Exod 17:8-16). Other references to them suggest that they were proficient raiders of village and agrarian communities (1Sam 30:1-20; Judg 6:1-6).

Gen 36:15-16

Clans and Kings of Edom
15These are the clans of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the clans Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,16Korah, Gatam ... View more

Exod 17:8-16

Amalek Attacks Israel and Is Defeated
8Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim.9Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some men for us and go out, fight with ... View more

1Sam 30:1-20

David Avenges the Destruction of Ziklag
1Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negeb and on Ziklag. ... View more

Judg 6:1-6

The Midianite Oppression
1The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of Midian seven years.2The hand of Mid ... View more

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