[b-hebrew] Amalek's attacks before the big battle of Ex 17:8?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 18:22:47 EDT 2013


Yigal:

All I did was google “amalekite” and “egypt” and Google returned dozens of
pages. Not all were equally useful, in fact the majority I’d not recommend,
but some gave the info I sent to David.

I’d have to redo it to get URLs of exact pages.

Karl W. Randolph.


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Yigal Levin <Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il> wrote:

> Karl, I would love to see where you're getting this from. As far as I
> know, the answer to David's question is no: there is now known evidence,
> outside of the Bible itself, that a people/tribe called Amalek ever
> existed. The fact that later writers, already with the biblical text,
> identified Arabian tribes that they were familiar with with the biblical
> Amalek is not proof of anything. By the way, the same is true for the
> Midianites, the Gorgashites, the Jebusites and several other groups. ****
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> Yigal Levin****
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> *From:* b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:
> b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] *On Behalf Of *K Randolph
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:37 PM
> *To:* David Kolinsky
> *Cc:* b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
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> *Subject:* Re: [b-hebrew] Amalek's attacks before the big battle of Ex
> 17:8?****
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> David:****
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> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM, David Kolinsky <hadeesh at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:****
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> Is there any extra- biblical evidence that a people named AMaLeQ ever
> existed?****
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> David Kolinsky****
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> I just Googled your question and apparently there are several. Another
> name for them was “Amu” and apparently from Arabic traditions, in ancient
> times moved from central Arabia and took over Egypt. One of their gods was
> called Heth and the ruins of a temple to Heth was found in Avaris.****
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