Amalek was the son of Esau and Adah the Hittitess (Genesis 36:1-2). His was the first nation to initiate war against Israel. This is the crowd that Israel fought against when Moses’ hands were held up by Aaron and Hur to secure victory. Amalek is with us yet. Exodus 16:17 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. "