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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 (Judges 1 ), to be brought out and cut in pieces (1Samuel 15:8-33. Compare Exodus 17:11 ; Numbers 14:45 ).

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

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Agag'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/agag.html. 1897.

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