...“Their king will be greater than Agag;their kingdom will be exalted." (NIV)
1 Sam. 15:8-9 speaks of specific king "Agag" whom Saul defeated:
" And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly." (KJV)
But, in prophesy many times a name will be used collectively for the whole. I have found one reference source that states "Agag" was title of the kings Amalek much as Pharaoh was the title of the kings of Egypt.
"The Meaning of the Name Agag
The name in Arabic means, to "Burn". It is not a person's name but his title, as Pharaoh is a title of the Kings of Egypt. This was the 'Flame' that would lead his nation to attack and burn Israel repeatedly." Souce: here
Can anyone offer other sources or confirm this source?
Or, was Balaam's prophesy only concerning one king of Amalek?