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

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 18:30:05 EDT 2013


Addendum to the last message:

I didn’t google for the other peoples you mention, so I can’t answer
concerning them.

But the Amalekites, because they are also identified with the Hyksos / Amu
do show up in other histories, some were referenced in the documents I read
claiming Arabic sources. Arabic would be extra-Biblical.

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. ****
> ** **
> Yigal Levin****
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