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A member of one of several ancient Semitic peoples primarily inhabiting Canaan, where they preceded the Israelites, and Babylonia.

[From Hebrew 'ĕmōrî, Amorite, from Akkadian amurrû, westerner, Amorite, from amurru, western geographical and tribal designation, perhaps from Sumerian martu, westerner, country to the west of Sumer.]

Am′o·rite′ adj.


(ˈæm əˌraɪt)

1. a member of a culturally diverse population of western Semites prominent in the history of ancient Syria and adjacent areas, c2600–1200 b.c.
2. the language of this population.
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They were too ignorant to realize, when they were called upon, that Rebecca's absence would make everything come wrong, and the blow descended with crushing force when the Jebusites and Amorites, the Girgashites, Hivites, and Perizzites had to be pronounced by the persons of all others least capable of grappling with them.
he hath conquered, and the uncircumcised Philistine hath fallen before his lance, even as Og the King of Bashan, and Sihon, King of the Amorites, fell before the sword of our fathers
As his character was not good, and he had been bred at a charity school in a complete course, according to question and answer, of those ancient people the Amorites and Hittites, he was frequently quoted as an example of the failure of education.
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After decades of wall-building, Ur's kings were eclipsed and, for the next three centuries, Amorite kings ruled over much of Mesopotamia.
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His topics include instrument gods and musician kings in early Mesopotamia, Mari and the Amorite Age, Kinnaru of Ugarit, David and the divine lyre, lyric landscapes of early Cyprus, the Kinyradai of Paphos, the melding of Kinyas and Kothar, and Syro-Cilician approaches.
The Eastern group, the oldest, includes Old Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian; the Southern (or Southwestern) group includes Arabic; and the Northern (inland Syrian) group includes Amorite and Aramaic, the latter branching off into Western and Eastern Aramaic, the languages of the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds, respectively.
The mural paintings depicted men and women with Amorite features, according to Dr.
NNA - Written by Rania Doueihi Translated by AssdMlouf "Zgharta", a word that goes back to the Amorite period (200 B.
Across the centuries, from the Bronze Age to Imperial Rome, we encounter a vast array of characters and civilisations, enlivening, enriching, and besmirching the annals of Syrian history: Hittite and Assyrian Great Kings; Egyptian pharaohs; Amorite robber-barons; the biblically notorious Nebuchadnezzar; Persia's Cyrus the Great and Macedon's Alexander the Great; the rulers of the Seleucid empire and an assortment of Rome's most distinguished and most infamous emperors.
Amorite Tribes and Nations of Second-millennium Western Asia.