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Amalekites

(ăm`ələkīts), in the Bible, aboriginal people of Canaan and the Sinai peninsula. They waged constant warfare against the Hebrews until dispersed by Saul. Their ancestor, Amalek, for whom they were named, was a duke of Edom and Esau's descendant.

Amalekites

Israel’s hereditary foe and symbol of perpetual hatred. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 24]
See: Enemy
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Samuel's messages spoken in the seance explain that the Lord has already torn the kingdom out of Saul's hands and has given it to David, specifically referencing Saul's failure to execute the Lord's wrath against the Amalekites.
There is also another piece calling for genocide at the Times of Israel site: EeEeEe Just as the Amalekites were the victims of their own king, whom Saul left alive and why today, we fight the modern day Amalekites in every generation.
Rosen, an authority able to issue religious opinions for Jews, wrote that Palestinians are like the nation of Amalekites that attacked the Israelite tribes on their way to Jerusalem after they had fled from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.
25) Curtis Franks reminds me of the relevance of the Biblical case of the Amalekites in this connection.
God's first choice as king, Saul, performs disastrously, and his disobedience to God's orders by failing to annihilate the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15) leads God to reject him.
In some cases they are said to be roaming around but their identities are no longer clear to us, which is why we have (until this day) people claiming to be descended from the lost tribes of Israel and Jews branding enemy-nations as Amalekites.
The articles by Gass deal with critical and historical questions concerning peoples who appear in Judges: Amalekites, Kenites, the locale Maon and the Meuintes, Midianites, and the standard Deuteronomistic catalog of seven peoples, with special attention given to Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
Haman is hung on his own gallows, Mordecai ends up being honoured by being given Haman's position, Esther and all the Jews are saved and the ancient Amalekites are dealt a defeating blow.
63) Rabbi Zadok Ha-Kohen of Lublin (1823-1900), in interpreting the biblical commandment to wipe out the memory of the wicked Amalekites, commented that "in every evil element there is some good.
What neither man nor mouse had witnessed in life, death was swift in bringing: Akulin's books were issued, then reissued; commemorative plaques appeared like coats of paint on outer walls and inner chambers--"Akulin lived here"; "In this spot Akulin feasted on the birthday of his fifty-sixth and final year"--the widow of the writer grew fat from the lard of new editions, or at least her bank account did; his children learned laziness from sucking the marrow of his famous bones; his friends, of whom there were few in life, but who in death seemed to breed like Amalekites, were bold and corrupt in their recollections of him.
VERILY, WE SHOULD BE THE MEEK OF THE EARTH, AND FOLLOW the commands of the President, the Amalekites, the EPA, and the IRS, which taketh our money, which is good, for we know not what to do with it.
Further abstract presentations plague Stump's chapter, in which she concocts a thought experiment to evaluate the story of Saul, Samuel and the Amalekites in the context of a 'putatively possible world' (182).