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Many years ago when I learned the story of King Shaul and Agag I recall learning that the Amalekites were master sorcerers and that the way King Agag was able to perpetuate his line was by cohabiting in secret with an Amalekite woman who had used magic to disguise herself as an animal during the one night between when Agag was captured till when he was killed.

I cannot find any source for this and would like to know if it is brought down in any of the commentaries or if there are any other explanations for how Agag perpetuated his line.

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"any other explanations for how Agag perpetuated his line" ...if he did in fact ever do so. –  Double AA Dec 10 '13 at 17:52
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This might be helpful, but I haven't checked the citations as to explanations for the parentage: Seder Eliyahu Rabbah chapter 20. Targum Sheni to Esther 4:13. The medrash rabbah books.google.com/… indicates that he DID have a child. –  Danno Dec 10 '13 at 18:03
    
Are you seeking a source about HOW, or IF? –  Seth J Dec 10 '13 at 21:05
    
@SethJ How, I'm assuming it did in fact happen –  please remove my account Dec 10 '13 at 21:16
    
@DoubleAA Many people tend to assume he did so because of המן בן במדתא האגגי –  Yitzchak Dec 11 '13 at 14:59

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Sefer Moshav Zekeinim end Parshas Beshalach brings it in the name of a Medrash, however does not indicate where this Medrash is.

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