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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Agag

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A'gag. (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 1 Samuel 15:8-9; 1 Samuel 15:20; 1 Samuel 15:32. The latter was the king of the Amalekites, whom Saul spared contrary to Jehovah's well-known will. Exodus 17:14; Exodus 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). See 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.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Agag'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/a/agag.html. 1901.

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