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[am-uh-lek] /ˈæm əˌlɛk/
the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. Gen. 36:12; I Chron. 1:36.
a nomadic tribe or nation descended from Amalek and hostile to Israel. Num. 24:20. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Had he been right before God, he would have executed God's judgment upon Amalek.

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • Much as Amalek may injure me, I must acquit him of treason and of baseness.'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • The attack of Amalek introduces them to war, and forbids their dependence to sink into abject softness.

  • She was the daughter of Amalek, the daughter of a thousand chiefs.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Jabaster would massacre the Moslemin like Amalek; the Moslemin, the vast majority, and most valuable portion, of my subjects.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
Amalek in the Bible

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 1897 Bible Dictionary
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