Bible Names A-G: Amalek
Amalek in Easton's Bible Dictionary
dweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau
(Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Idumean
36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose
descendants of Esau had seized.
Amalek in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Son of Eliphaz, by his concubine Timnah, of the Horites;
grandson of Esau; duke of Edom (Genesis 36:12; Genesis 36:16).
The Edomites seized the Horite territory. In Hezekiah's reign,
the last remnant of Amalek in Edom was dispersed by the
Simeonites (1 Chronicles 4:42-43).
Amalek in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a people that licks up
Amalek in Naves Topical Bible
Son of Eliphaz
Ge 36:12; 1Ch 1:36
-Probably not the ancestor of the Amalekites mentioned in time
Amalek in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(dweller in a valley), a son of Eliphaz by his concubine
Timnah grandson of Esau, and chieftain ("duke," Authorized
Version) of Edom. Ge 36:12,16; 1Ch 1:36 (B.C. about 1700.)
Amalek in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
am'-a-lek (`amaleq): The son, by his concubine Timna, of
Eliphaz, the eldest son of Esau. He was one of the chiefs (the
King James Version dukes) of Edom (Gen 36:12,16).
Amalek in Wikipedia
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 Tiberian ʻĂmālēq), Arabic,
عماليق, was the son of Eliphaz and the grandson of Esau
(Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Edomite tribe
(Gen. 36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose
territory the descendants of Esau had seized.
According to the genealogy in Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36.
Amalek is a son of Esau's son Eliphaz and of the concubine
Timna, a Horite and sister of Lotan. Gen. 36:16 refers to
him as the "chief of Amalek" thus his name can be understood
to be a title derived from that of the clan or territory
over which he ruled. Indeed an extra-Biblical tradition
recorded by Nachmanides relates that the Amalekites were not
descended from the grandson of Esau but from a man named
Amalek after whom this grandson was later named. Such an
eponymous ancestor of the Amalekites is also mentioned in
Old Arabian poetry.
According to Arab historians such as Ibn Khaldun and Ali ibn
al-Athir, Amalek is a name given to the Amorites and the
The name is sometimes interpreted as "dweller in the valley"
  , but most specialists regard the origin to be
unknown (M. Weippert, Semitische Nomaden des zweiten
Jahrtausends. Biblica vol. 55, 1974, 265-280, 427-433).
In (Arabic: عملاق,ʿimlāq) is the singular of giant, and the
plural is (عمالقة, ʿamāliqah) or (عماليق, ʿamālīq),
suggesting the sons of this tribe were known for being
Amalek Scripture - Deuteronomy 25:19
Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee
rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the
LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance to possess it,
[that] thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from
under heaven; thou shalt not forget [it].
Amalek Scripture - Exodus 17:11
And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel
prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Amalek Scripture - Exodus 17:16
For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn [that] the LORD [will
have] war with Amalek from generation to generation.
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