Gospel.com Topics Feed - Amalekites 2009-09-20T20:06:46-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/amalekites/ Amalekites in the Bible - a Christian perspective http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2015:1-35&version=NIV 2009-09-20T20:06:46-05:00 The Amalekites were bitter foes of the Israelites. In this passage, king Saul is directed to wipe them out, but disobeyed. As a result, the Amalekites remain a thorn in the side of Israel for years to come. Lift hands - a Christian perspective http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2017:8-16&version=NIV 2009-09-11T09:10:26-05:00 In this miraculous event, God gives the Israelites victory in battle over their enemies so long as Moses keeps his hands raised. God uses situations like this to demonstrate that it is he, and not the Israelites' own military strength, that grant them victory.