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Agag

Agag [N] [E] [H]

(flame ), possibly the title of the kings of Amalek, like Pharaoh of Egypt. One king of this name is mentioned in ( Numbers 24:7 ) and another in 1Sam 15:8,9,20,32 The latter was the king of the Amalekites, whom Saul spared contrary to Jehovahs well-known will. ( Exodus 17:14 ; 25:17 ) For this act of disobedience Samuel was commissioned to declare to Saul his rejection, and he himself sent for Agag and cut him in pieces. (B.C. about 1070.) [SAMUEL]. Haman is called the AGAGITE in ( Esther 3:1 Esther 3:10 ; Esther 8:3 Esther 8:5 ) The Jews consider him a descendant of Agag the Amalekite.


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

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Agag'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.