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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 Num. 24:7, and another in 1 Sam. 15:8, 9, 20, 32. The latter was the king of the Amalekites, whom Saul spared contrary to Jehovah’s well-known will. Ex. 17:14; Deut. 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.) [Samuel.] Haman is called the Agagite in Esther 3:1, 10; 8:3, 5. The Jews consider him a descendant of Agag the Amalekite.