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Amalek

[am-uh-lek] /ˈæm əˌlɛk/
noun
1.
the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. Gen. 36:12; I Chron. 1:36.
2.
a nomadic tribe or nation descended from Amalek and hostile to Israel. Num. 24:20.
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  • Shall we suffer the Prelatist altar to be preserved by these sons of Amalek?

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Much as Amalek may injure me, I must acquit him of treason and of baseness.'

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

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • The war with Amalek succeeded the first; the embassy to Edom followed the second.

  • And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

    Notes on the book of Exodus C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh

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