Amalekites

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

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Exod 17:8-16

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1Sam 30:1-20

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Judg 6:1-6

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