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|NASB||Exodus 17:14 ¶ Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this in a book as a memorial and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."|
|Exodus 17:14 ¶ Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this in the book as a memorial and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly wipe out the memory of Amalek [and his people] from under heaven." [1 Sam 15:2-8]|
|Bible Question: in the bible god said to moses "i will utterly blot out amalek from existence" what does he mean by this, and who was amalek?|
Bible Answer: Scripture ... Gen 14:7, 36:12; Deu 25:17-19; 1 Sam 15:3, 7, 18, 20; 1 Chr 4:43; Est 9:5-10 ...
Greetings helmet 100us,
You misquoted Scripture, read what Exo 17:14 says and restated in Deu 25:19.
God wanted the memory of the Amalekites wiped out.
According to Nave's Topical Bible, the Amalekites were people inhabiting the country south of Idumea and east of the Red Sea. Their area went from Havilah to Shur (1 Sam 15:7).
I think there are two groups. One was a group Abram fought against (Gen 14:7). The other was from Easu's grandson (Gen 36:12).
God commanded to wipe them out (Deu 25:17-19), even specifically to Saul (1 Sam 15:3, 18), who did not obey (vs 20).
They were completely destroyed during the reign of Hezekiah (1 Chr 4:43). Tho some say it was by the Jews in Esther 9:5-10.
Hope I answered your question, Searcher
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