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Agag

Agag [N] [H] [S]

flame, the usual title of the Amalekite kings, as "Pharaoh" was of the Egyptian.

  • A king of the Amalekites referred to by Balaam ( Numbers 24:7 ). He lived at the time of the Exodus.

  • 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 Samuel 15:8-33 . Compare Exodus 17:11 ; Numbers 14:45 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Agag". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .