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an Amalekite king who was captured and spared by Saul but later killed by Samuel. I Sam. 15.
Historical Examples

Surely, says Agag, imploringly, the bitterness of death is past.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

He thought he could locate the place where Samuel took Agag and hewed him to pieces.
General Gordon J. Wardle

It was not Agag, but Og, the king of Bashan, who had the bedstead of iron.
Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall Robert S. Hawker

Saul was commanded to destroy Agag and all his hosts, man and beast.
Cowley’s Talks on Doctrine Matthias F. Cowley

I know, of course, that when we speak of Ruskin we must walk delicately, like Agag.
Post-Prandial Philosophy Grant Allen

In the time of the Judges, who does not know the story of Samuel and Agag?
The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity Arthur Lillie

King Saul obeyed the injunction, save that he spared the life of Agag, the Amalekite king, and some of the finest animals.
International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) Lassa Francis Oppenheim

The policy pursued was like that of Samuel to the subjects of Agag.
Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) Richard Bagwell

Samuel was as innocent in hewing “Agag in pieces,” as is the tree that falls upon the traveler.
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

Eustace realised that, like Agag, he must “walk delicately.”
‘Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford

flame, the usual title of the Amalekite kings, as “Pharaoh” was of the Egyptian. (1.) A king of the Amalekites referred to by Balaam (Num. 24:7). He lived at the time of the Exodus. (2.) Another king of the Amalekites whom Saul spared unlawfully, but whom Samuel on his arrival in the camp of Saul ordered, in retributive justice (Judg. 1), to be brought out and cut in pieces (1 Sam. 15:8-33. Comp. Ex. 17:11; Num. 14:45).


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