Exodus 17:8
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New American Standard Bible
Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim.

King James Bible
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

Darby Bible Translation
And Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

World English Bible
Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

Young's Literal Translation
And Amalek cometh, and fighteth with Israel in Rephidim,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Then came Amalek - The attack occurred about two months after the Exodus, toward the end of May or early in June, when the Bedouins leave the lower plains in order to find pasture for their flocks on the cooler heights. The approach of the Israelites to Sinai would of course attract notice, and no cause of warfare is more common than a dispute for the right of pasturage. The Amalekites were at that time the most powerful race in the Peninsula; here they took their position as the chief of the pagans. They were also the first among the pagans who attacked God's people, and as such were marked out for punishment (see the marginal references).

Exodus 17:8 Parallel Commentaries

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The War of Truth
Now, beloved, this scene of warfare is not recorded in Scripture as in interesting circumstance to amuse the lover of history, but it is written for our edification; for we remember the text which says--"Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our profit." There is some profit to be derived from this--and we believe a peculiar profit, too, since God was pleased to make this the first writing commanded by Divine authority as a record for generations to come. We think that the journeys
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

The Waters of Meribah
'Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. 2. And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. 3. And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord! 4. And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Genesis 36:12
Timna was a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau's wife Adah.

Exodus 17:1
Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.

Numbers 24:20
And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his end shall be destruction."

Deuteronomy 25:17
"Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt,

1 Samuel 15:2
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt.

1 Samuel 27:8
Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites and the Girzites and the Amalekites; for they were the inhabitants of the land from ancient times, as you come to Shur even as far as the land of Egypt.

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