Amalekite

Amalekite
noun Etymology: Hebrew ‘Āmālēqī, plural from ‘Ămālēq Amalek, grandson of Esau Date: before 12th century a member of an ancient nomadic people living south of Canaan

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  • Amalekite — /am euh lek uyt, euh mal i kuyt /, n., pl. Amalekites, (esp. collectively) Amalekite, adj. n. 1. a member of the tribe of Amalek. Gen. 36:12. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Amalekites. [ < Heb amaleq AMALEK + ITE1] * * * ▪ ancient tribe… …   Universalium

  • amalekite — ˈaməˌleˌkīt, əˈmaləˌ noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Hebrew Ămālēqī, after Ămālēq (Amalek), grandson of Esau (Gen 36:12), from whom they were said to be descended : a member of a powerful nomadic people living in the region around …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amalekite —    A tribe that dwelt in Arabia Petraea, between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. They were not the descendants of Amalek, the son of Eliphaz, for they existed in the days of Abraham (Gen. 14:7). They were probably a tribe that migrated from the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Amalekite — adj. pertaining to the ancient nomadic tribe of Amalek, member of the Amalekites n. member of the ancient nomadic tribe which descended from Amalek and inhabited the land of Canaan during Biblical times …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amalekite — am·a·lek·ite …   English syllables

  • Amalekite — Am•a•lek•ite [[t]ˈæm əˌlɛk aɪt, əˈmæl ɪˌkaɪt[/t]] n. pl. ites, (esp. collectively) ite. bib a member of the tribe descended from Esau. Gen. 36:12 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • Saul — (שאול המלך) (or Sha ul) (Arabic: طالوت ,Tālūt) () and Michal was returned as wife to David. Ish bosheth reigned for two years and was killed by two of his own captains ( and bibleverse nb|1|Samuel|12:1 5|HE) Desiring to be like other nations,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Books of Samuel — The Books of Samuel (Hebrew: Sefer Sh muel ספר שמואל) are part of the Tanakh (part of Judaism s Hebrew Bible) and also of the Christian Old Testament. The work was originally written in Hebrew, and the Book(s) of Samuel originally formed a single …   Wikipedia

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