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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, a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz, bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Esau's wife Adah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:16 - chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These were the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:8 - Amalek came and attacked Israel in Rephidim.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:9 - So Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:10 - So Joshua fought against Amalek just as Moses had instructed him;and Moses and Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:11 - Whenever Moses would raise his hands, then Israel prevailed, but whenever he would rest his hands, then Amalek prevailed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:13 - So Joshua destroyed Amalek and his army with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 - The LORD said to Moses, "Write this as a memorial in the book, and rehearse it in Joshua's hearing; for I will surely wipe out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:16 - for he said, "For a hand was lifted up to the throne of the LORD - that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:29 - The Amalekites live in the land of the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:20 - Then Balaam looked on Amalek and delivered this oracle: "Amalek was the first of the nations, but his end will be that he will perish."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:17 - Remember what the Amalekites did to you on your way from Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - So when the LORD your God gives you relief from all the enemies who surround you in the land he is giving you as an inheritance, you must wipe out the memory of the Amalekites from under heaven - do not forget!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:13 - Eglon formed alliances with the Ammonites and Amalekites. He came and defeated Israel, and they seized the City of Date Palm Trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:14 - They came from Ephraim, who uprooted Amalek, they follow after you, Benjamin, with your soldiers. From Makir leaders came down, from Zebulun came the ones who march carrying an officer's staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east would attack them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 - All the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east assembled. They crossed the Jordan River and camped in the Jezreel Valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people from the east covered the valley like a swarm of locusts. Their camels could not be counted; they were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:12 - the Sidonians, Amalek, and Midian when they oppressed you? You cried out for help to me, and I delivered you from their power.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:48 - He fought bravely, striking down the Amalekites and delivering Israel from the hand of its enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:2 - Here is what the LORD of hosts says: 'I carefully observed how the Amalekites opposed Israel along the way when Israel came up from Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - So go now and strike down the Amalekites. Destroy everything that they have. Don't spare them. Put them to death - man, woman, child, infant, ox, sheep, camel, and donkey alike.'"
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:5 - Saul proceeded to the city of Amalek, where he set an ambush in the wadi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:6 - Saul said to the Kenites, "Go on and leave! Go down from among the Amalekites! Otherwise I will sweep you away with them! After all, you were kind to all the Israelites when they came up from Egypt." So the Kenites withdrew from among the Amalekites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:7 - Then Saul struck down the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, which is next to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:8 - He captured King Agag of the Amalekites alive, but he executed all Agag's people with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:18 - The LORD sent you on a campaign saying, 'Go and exterminate those sinful Amalekites! Fight against them until you have destroyed them.'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:20 - Then Saul said to Samuel, "But I have obeyed the LORD! I went on the campaign the LORD sent me on. I brought back King Agag of the Amalekites after exterminating the Amalekites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:32 - Then Samuel said, "Bring me King Agag of the Amalekites." So Agag came to him trembling, thinking to himself, "Surely death is bitter!"
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:18 - Since you did not obey the LORD and did not carry out his fierce anger against the Amalekites, the LORD has done this thing to you today.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:18 - David retrieved everything the Amalekites had taken; he also rescued his two wives.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:1 - After the death of Saul, when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites, he stayed at Ziklag for two days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - including Aram, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amelek. This also included some of the plunder taken from King Hadadezer son of Rehob of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:36 - The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, and (by Timna) Amalek.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:43 - and defeated the rest of the Amalekite refugees; they live there to this very day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:11 - King David dedicated these things to the LORD, along with the silver and gold which he had carried off from all the nations, including Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amalek.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:7 - Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia and the inhabitants of Tyre.
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