Amalek

/am"euh lek'/, n.
1. the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. Gen. 36:12; I Chron. 1:36.
2. a nomadic tribe or nation descended from Amalek and hostile to Israel. Num. 24:20.

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  • Amalek — [am′ə lek΄] n. Bible 1. a grandson of Esau: Gen. 36:9 12 2. the descendants of Amalek, collectively: Ex. 17:8 16 Amalekite [am΄ə lek′īt΄, am′ə lek΄īt΄; ə mal′ə kīt΄] n …   English World 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

  • Amalek — Die Amalekiter (עֲמָלֵק) waren ein Stamm im Land Kanaan, der in der Frühzeit Israels mit den Hebräern um den Landbesitz kämpfte. Sie gelten in der Bibel als Nachkommen Esaus, des Sohnes von Isaak und älteren Zwillingsbruders von Jakob (Gen 36,12) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amalek — Dans la Genèse (Gen 36:12 ) et le premier livre des Chroniques (1 Chr 1:36), Amalek (עֲמָלֵק) est présenté comme étant le fils d Éliphaz et le petit fils d Ésaü. En tant que tel, il est chef d une tribu Édomite (Gen. 36:16), les Amalécites. Sa… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amalek — /am euh lek /, n. 1. the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. Gen. 36:12; I Chron. 1:36. 2. a nomadic tribe or nation descended from Amalek and hostile to Israel. Num. 24:20. * * * …   Universalium

  • Amalek — n. son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Biblical); ancient nomadic tribe that descended from Amalek and inhabited the land of Canaan during Biblical times …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Amalek — noun a) The biblical grandson of Esau b) The nation said to be descended from him, living mostly in the and some later migrating to Israel See Also: Amalekite …   Wiktionary

  • Amalek —    Dweller 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 …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Amalec (Amalek) —     Amalec     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Amalec     (AMALECITES in Douay Version; or AMALEK, AMALEKITES).     A people remembered chiefly as the most hated of all the enemies of Israel, and traditionally reputed among the fiercest of Bedouin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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

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