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Notes for Timna:
Her name in Hebrew is: תמנע Timnâ` (tim-naw’) Strongs #: 8555; restraint.
Confusion arises between Genesis and Jasher concerning who her father was. Genesis
36:22 and I Chron. 1:39 explains that Timna was a sister to Lotan, meaning that she
was the daughter of Seir. However, Jasher 36:27 says that Timnah was the daughter
We are not told of what type of character Timna was, but she personally went to Jacob
and his sons with a message, but what the message was that she she told Jacob is
not mentioned in Jasher 36:27. All they could be guessed is that it might have been
words of deceit. It really doesn’t matter since Jacob and his sons did not listen
to her anyway. After that she went and became a concubine to Eliphaz and bore him
one son, Amalek.
She is also mentioned in I Chron. 1:39. However, I Chron. 1:36 mentions a Timna
as a child of Eliphaz.
“The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi (AKA Zepho), and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna,
This may mean that Timna was the mother to Amalek.
His name in Hebrew is: עמלק ‘Ặmâlêq (am-aw-lake’) Strongs #: 6002.
Jasher and a Bible is a little vague on the life of Amalek although he did get mentioned
because of a major battle against the children of Israel as they traveled in the
It could only be guessed that Amalek was an old man when this battle happened since
the Children of Israel had spent 210 years in Egypt, (1) so it may seem that Amalek
was born after Jacob went into Egypt. (Ex. 12:41 says 430 years in Egypt.)
After the Children of Israel had crossed the Red Sea (modern day the Gulf of Aqaba),
they came into Rephidim. It was in Rephidim were Amalek resolved to fight against
the Children of Israel with 801,000 men against Israel’s 600,000 men (besides women
and children.) (2)
Not all of Amalek’s men were soldiers since some were magicians and conjures.
In looked as though the Amalekites would win the battle with their massive size,
but the battle would have been victorious for Amalek if Moses wouldn’t have stood
on the hill with his hands outstretched to the sky.
Amalek may have noticed that as soon as Moses put down his hands, then Amalek would
prevail, but two men of the Israelites were supporting Moses so he couldn’t let his
With Moses having his hands stretched out to the sky, the Israelites won the battle,
and Amalek met his end. (3)