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.

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

  • Agag [N] [E] [S]

    roof; upper floor
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Agag'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    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.

    AGAG

    a'-gag ('aghagh, or 'aghagh, meaning unknown, possibly "violent," BDB):

    A name, or title, applied to the king of the Amalekites, like Abimelech in Philistia and Pharaoh in Egypt. It is used of two of these kings:

    (1) A king of Amalek, mentioned by Balaam (Numbers 24:7) in his blessing of Israel;

    (2) A later king, in the days of King Saul (1 Samuel 15). Saul was sent with his army to destroy the Amalekites, who had so violently opposed Israel in the Wilderness. He disregarded the Divine command, sparing the best of the spoil, and saving Agag the king alive (1 Samuel 15:8,9). After rebuking Saul, Samuel had Agag put to death for all the atrocities committed by himself and his nation (1 Samuel 15:32,33).

    Edward Mack


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AGAG'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.