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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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, and 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 station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:10 - Joshua did just as Moses [fn]told him, [fn]and fought against Amalek H6002; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:11 - So it came about, when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed; but when he let his hand [fn]down, Amalek H6002 prevailed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:13 - And Joshua [fn]defeated Amalek H6002 and his people with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:16 - and he said, “[fn]Because the LORD has sworn, the LORD 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, the Hittites, 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 -

And 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 on the way when you came out of Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - “So it shall come about, when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to [fn]possess, that you shall wipe out the mention of the name 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 [fn]defeated Israel, and they took possession of 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 [fn]office.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - For whenever Israel had sown, the Midianites would come up with the Amalekites H6002 and the [fn]people of the east and [fn]march against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 -

Then all the Midianites, the Amalekites H6002, and the [fn]people of the east assembled together; and they crossed over and camped in the Valley of Jezreel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites, the Amalekites H6002, and all the [fn]people 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 - “And when the Sidonians, the Amalekites H6002, and the Maonites oppressed you, you cried out to Me, and I saved you from their hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:48 - And he acted valiantly and [fn]defeated the Amalekites H6002, and saved Israel from the hands of [fn]those who plundered them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:2 - “This is what the LORD of armies says: ‘I will [fn]punish Amalek H6002 for what he did to Israel, in that he obstructed him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and strike Amalek H6002 and completely destroy everything that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, 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 [fn]wadi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:6 - But Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, get away, go down from among the Amalekites, so that I do not destroy you along with them; for you showed kindness to all the sons of Israel when they went up from Egypt.” So the Kenites got away from among the Amalekites H6002.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:7 - Then Saul [fn]defeated the Amalekites H6002, from Havilah [fn]going toward Shur, which is [fn]east of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:8 - He captured Agag the king of the Amalekites H6002 alive, and completely destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:18 - “And the LORD sent you on a [fn]mission, and said, ‘Go and completely destroy the sinners, the Amalekites H6002, and fight against them until they are eliminated.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:20 -

Then Saul said to Samuel, “I did obey the voice of the LORD, for I went on the [fn]mission on which the LORD sent me; and I have brought Agag the king of Amalek H6002, and have completely destroyed the Amalekites H6002.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:32 -

Then Samuel said, “Bring me Agag, the king of the Amalekites H6002.” And Agag came to him [fn]cheerfully. And Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death is gone!”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:18 - “Just as you did not [fn]obey the LORD and did not execute His fierce wrath on Amalek H6002, so the LORD has done this thing to you this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:18 - So David recovered all that the Amalekites H6002 had taken, and [fn]rescued his two wives.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:1 -

Now it came about after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites H6002, that David stayed two days in Ziklag.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - from [fn]Aram, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, Amalek H6002, and from the spoils 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 [fn]destroyed the remnant of the Amalekites H6002 who escaped, and they have lived there to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:11 - King David also dedicated these to the LORD, 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, Ammon, and Amalek H6002,

Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;

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