AMALEKITES
   one of the peoples mentioned in the HEBREW BIBLE who were bitter enemies of the ISRAELITES.

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  • AMALEKITES — (Heb.עֲמָלֵק), people of the Negev and the adjoining desert, a hereditary enemy of Israel from wilderness times to the early monarchy (Exod. 17:8–16; Judg. 3:13; 6:3; 10:12; I Sam. 14:48; ch. 15; ch. 30). Amalek, a son of Esau s son Eliphaz (Gen …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Amalekites — adj. pertaining to the ancient nomadic tribe of Amalek, member of the Amalekites n. member of the ancient nomadic tribe which descended from Amalek and inhabited the land of Canaan during Biblical times …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Amalekites — Amalécites Voir sur Wikisource : Amalécites …   Wikipédia en Français

  • AMALEKITES —    a warlike race of the Sinaitic peninsula, which gave much trouble to the Israelites in the wilderness; were as good as annihilated by King David …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Amalekites — A nomadic people, whose ancestor was regarded by the Hebrews as Esau (Gen. 36:15–16), and who occupied part of the Promised Land before the arrival of the Israelites to dispossess them (Exod. 17:8–16). They disappear from historical records after …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Amalekites (Book of Mormon) — First mentioned in the missionary chapters of the sons of Mosiah, the Amalekites of The Book of Mormon are described as a group of Nephite apostates (Book of Mormon index, Alma 43:13). They are credited with building the city of Jerusalem in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mount of the Amalekites —    A place near Pirathon (q.v.), in the tribe of Ephraim (Judg. 12:15) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Amalek — The Amalekites are a people mentioned a number of times in the Hebrew Bible. They are considered to be descended from an ancestor Amalek. According to the Book of Genesis and 1 Chronicles, Amalek (Hebrew: עֲמָלֵק, Modern Amalek… …   Wikipedia

  • Herem — For the same Hebrew word, when used to mean a form of excommunication, see Cherem. Herem or cherem (Hebrew: חרם, ḥērem), as used in the Hebrew Bible, means ‘devote’ or ‘destroy’.[1] It is also referred to as the ban. The term has been explained… …   Wikipedia

  • 1 Samuel 15 — 1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD. 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel …   The King James version of the Bible

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