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the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. Gen. 36:12; I Chron. 1:36.
a nomadic tribe or nation descended from Amalek and hostile to Israel. Num. 24:20.
Contemporary Examples

We should know that the term Amalek is bad not just because of whom it targets, but because of the violence it justifies.
What Happens When We Call People ‘Amalek’ Zack Parker July 16, 2013

There is a story about blotting out Amalek told in the name of the Hasidic master Zvi Elimelekh of Dinov (1783-1841).
How To Take Purim Seriously Shaul Magid February 20, 2013

He then went on to compare us to Amalek, the Biblical nation that God commands the Jews to annihilate.
A Confession on the Ninth of Av Samuel Lebens July 14, 2013

For those who don’t know, ‘Amalek’ is the term used to describe those who need to be wiped from the face of the Earth.
What Happens When We Call People ‘Amalek’ Zack Parker July 16, 2013

Amalek, the Bible tells us, is an evil nation that is to be wiped out completely.
What Happens When We Call People ‘Amalek’ Zack Parker July 16, 2013

Historical Examples

Had he been right before God, he would have executed God’s judgment upon Amalek.
Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh

Much as Amalek may injure me, I must acquit him of treason and of baseness.’
Tancred Benjamin Disraeli

The attack of Amalek introduces them to war, and forbids their dependence to sink into abject softness.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Exodus G. A. Chadwick

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

Jabaster would massacre the Moslemin like Amalek; the Moslemin, the vast majority, and most valuable portion, of my subjects.
Alroy Benjamin Disraeli

dweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Idumean tribe (Gen. 36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose territory the descendants of Esau had seized.


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