Metaphysical meaning of Amalek (mbd)
Amalek, am'-a-lek (Heb.)--warlike; dweller in the vale; valley dweller; that licks up.
Son of Eliphaz by his concubine, Timna, and grandson of Esau (Gen. 36: 12) .
Meta. Esau represents the body consciousness. From him the Amalekites were descended. Amalek (warlike, dweller in the vale, that licks up, or consumes) signifies lust, that base desire which, when established in the animal forces of the subconscious mind of man, is the begetter of destructive, rebellious, perverted appetites and passions. Amalek's father was Eliphaz, meaning God is strength, God is fine gold. Thus desire at its origin is good and is of God; but when it is misinterpreted by the carnal man it becomes lust (Amalek).
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