Agag

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Meaning: 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 (1Sam 15:8-33. Comp. Ex 17:11; Num 14:45).


This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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