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Lexicon :: Strong's H6002 - ʿămālēq

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably of foreign origin
Strong’s Definitions

עֲמָלֵק ʻĂmâlêq, am-aw-lake'; probably of foreign origin; Amalek, a descendant of Esau; also his posterity and their country:—Amalek.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H6002 in the following manner: Amalek (24x), Amalekites (15x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H6002 in the following manner: Amalek (24x), Amalekites (15x).
  1. Amalek = "dweller in a valley"

    1. son of Eliphaz by his concubine Timnah, grandson of Esau, and progenitor of a tribe of people in southern Canaan

    2. descendants of Amalek

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֲמָלֵק ʻĂmâlêq, am-aw-lake'; probably of foreign origin; Amalek, a descendant of Esau; also his posterity and their country:—Amalek.
STRONGS H6002: Abbreviations
עֲמָלֵק 39 proper name, of a people Amalek (on ָ֯ see LagBN 162 BaNB 160); — ancient people Numbers 24:20 (twice in verse), south of Canaan — in Negeb Numbers 13:29 (all J E), fierce and war-like Bedawin (compare GASmGeogr. 282 GFMJudges 6:3, 33), foes of Israel during Exodus Exodus 17:8 + 6 times Exodus 17 (E), Deuteronomy 25:17, 19; later marauders in Israel territory Judges 3:13; Judges 6:3, 33; Judges 7:12; Judges 10:12, defeated by Saul 1 Samuel 14:48; 1 Samuel 15:2 + 9 times 1 Samuel 14; 1 Samuel 28:18, and by David 1 Samuel 30:18 (compare H6003 adjective, of a people), 2 Samuel 8:12 = 1 Chronicles 18:11, compare Psalm 83:8; also הָע׳ 2 Samuel 1:1 (where read עֲמָלֵק or הָעֲמָלֵקִי, see Commentaries); ע׳ 1 Chronicles 4:43; as grandson of Esau Genesis 36:12 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:36; Genesis 36:16; apparently connected with Ephraimitic territory Judges 5:14 (compare [H6003 Judges 12:15]; yet GFM conjecture עֵמֶק). — On Amalek see NöAmalekites {1864}; Ency. Bi. under the word.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


36:12; 36:16


17; 17:8


13:29; 24:20


25:17; 25:19


3:13; 5:14; 6:3; 6:3; 6:33; 6:33; 7:12; 10:12

1 Samuel

14; 14:48; 15:2; 28:18; 30:18

2 Samuel

1:1; 8:12

1 Chronicles

1:36; 4:43; 18:11



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6002 matches the Hebrew עֲמָלֵק (ʿămālēq),
which occurs 39 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:12 - Timna was a concubine of Esau’s son Eliphaz, and she bore Amalek H6002 to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau’s wife Adah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:16 - chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek H6002. These are the chiefs [fn]descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:8 -

Then Amalek H6002 came and fought against Israel at Rephidim.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:9 - So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek H6002. Tomorrow I will take my stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:10 - And Joshua did as Moses [fn]told him, to fight against Amalek H6002; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:11 - So it happened when Moses raised his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand [fn]down, Amalek H6002 prevailed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:13 - So Joshua [fn]overwhelmed Amalek H6002 and his people with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Write this in [fn]a book as a memorial and [fn]recite it in Joshua’s hearing, [fn]that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek H6002 from under heaven.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:16 - and he said, “Because He has sworn with a hand upon the throne of Yah, Yahweh will have war against Amalek H6002 from generation to generation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:29 - “Amalek H6002 is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:20 -

Then he looked at Amalek H6002 and took up his discourse and said,

“Amalek H6002 was the first of the nations,

But his end shall be [fn]destruction.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:17 -

“Remember what Amalek H6002 did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - “Therefore it will be, when Yahweh your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you as an inheritance to [fn]possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek H6002 from under heaven; you must not forget.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:13 - And he gathered to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek H6002; and he went and struck Israel, and they possessed the city of the palm trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:14 -

“From Ephraim those whose root is in Amalek H6002 came down,

Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples;

From Machir commanders came down,

And from Zebulun those who wield the staff of a scribe.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - And it was when Israel had sown, that the Midianites would go up with the Amalekites H6002 and the sons of the east and go up against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 -

Now all the Midianites and the Amalekites H6002 and the sons of the east assembled themselves; and they crossed over and camped in the valley of Jezreel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites and the Amalekites H6002 and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:12 - “Also the Sidonians, the Amalekites H6002, and the Maonites oppressed you. And you cried out to Me, and I saved you from their hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:48 - And he acted valiantly and struck down the Amalekites H6002 and delivered Israel from the hands of [fn]those who plundered them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:2 - “Thus says Yahweh of hosts, ‘I will [fn]punish Amalek H6002 for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and strike Amalek H6002 and devote to destruction all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, infant and nursing baby, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:5 - And Saul came to the city of Amalek H6002 and set an ambush in the valley.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:6 - And Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart; go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them; you showed lovingkindness to all the sons of Israel when they came up from Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites H6002.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:7 - So Saul struck the Amalekites H6002, from Havilah as you go to Shur, which is [fn]east of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:8 - And he seized Agag the king of the Amalekites H6002 alive and devoted to destruction all the people with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:18 - and Yahweh sent you on a [fn]mission and said, ‘Go and devote to destruction the sinners, the Amalekites H6002, and fight against them until they are consumed.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:20 -

Then Saul said to Samuel, “I did [fn]obey the voice of Yahweh and went on the way on which Yahweh sent me and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek H6002 and have devoted the Amalekites H6002 to destruction.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:32 -

Then Samuel said, “Bring Agag near to me, the king of the Amalekites H6002.” And Agag came to him [fn]in chains. And Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death has departed.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:18 - “As you did not listen to the voice of Yahweh and did not execute His burning anger on Amalek H6002, so Yahweh has done this thing to you this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:18 - So David delivered all that the Amalekites H6002 had taken and [fn]delivered his two wives.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:1 -

Now it happened after the death of Saul, that David returned from striking down the Amalekites H6002. Then David remained two days in Ziklag.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - from [fn]Aram, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, Amalek H6002, and from the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:36 -

The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, [fn]Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek H6002.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:43 - They struck down the remnant of the Amalekites H6002 who escaped, and have lived there to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:11 - King David also set these apart as holy to Yahweh with the silver and the gold which he had carried away from all the nations: from Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, and from Amalek H6002.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:7 -

Gebal and Ammon and Amalek H6002,

Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;

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