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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

A people inhabiting the country south of Idumea and east of the Red Sea
Numbers 13:29; Numbers 14:25; 1 Samuel 15:7; 1 Samuel 27:8

Defeated by:

Genesis 14:7

Exodus 17:8; Exodus 17:13

Jude 1:7

1 Samuel 14:47-48; 1 Samuel 15:1-33

1 Samuel 27:8-9; 1 Samuel 30:1-20

The Simeonites
1 Chronicles 4:42-43

Defeat the Israelites
Numbers 14:45; Judges 3:13

Israel commanded to destroy
Deuteronomy 25:17-19; 1 Samuel 28:18

Prophecies against
Exodus 17:14; Exodus 17:16; Numbers 24:20

Smith's Bible Dictionary

a nomadic tribe of uncertain origin, which occupied the peninsula of Sinai and the wilderness intervening between the southern hill-ranges of Palestine and the border of Egypt. (Numbers 13:29; 1 Samuel 15:7; 27:8) Their wealth consisted in flocks and herds. Mention is made of a "town" (1 Samuel 15:5) but their towns could have been little more than stations or nomadic enclosures. The Amalekites first came in contact with the Isr'lites at Rephidim, but were signally defeated. (Exodus 17:8-16) In union with the Canaanites they again attacked the Isr'lites on the borders of Palestine, and defeated them near Hormah. (Numbers 14:45) Saul undertook an expedition against them. (1 Samuel 14:48) Their power was thenceforth broken, and they degenerated into a horde of banditti. Their destruction was completed by David. (1 Samuel 30:1-17)

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Amalekites, Mount of

a mountain in Ephraim, (Judges 12:15) probably so named because the Amalekites once held possession of it.