Friday, January 21, 2011

Who is Amalek.

It says in Exodus 17:8 Amalek came and battle Israel. Who is Amalek?

I am asking this question as I myself don't know. The commentary on my Artscoll Stone Bible says their emnity is from being the grandson of Esau who Jacob stole the blessing from. It does say that I shall surely erase the memory of Amalek from under the heavens.

It would seem here they are a nation but when the Jewish people settle in Israel they don't mention them as any of the 7 nations that were being kicked out of the land. Is it just a word meaning a nation in which their ideals in every way is against God which is why they will be written out of the heavens as well and any memory of them.

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