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Giants/Nephilim

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Anakim

(long-necked), a race of giants, descendants of Arba, (Joshua 15:1321:11) dwelling in the southern part of Canaan, and particularly at Hebron, which from their progenitor received the name of “city of Arba.” Anak was the name of the race rather than that of an individual. (Joshua 14:15) The race appears to have been divided into three tribes or families, bearing the names Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. Though the war-like appearance of the Anakim had struck the Isr’lites with terror in the time of Moses, (Numbers 13:289:2) they were nevertheless dispossessed by Joshua, (Joshua 11:21,22) and their chief city, Hebron, became the possession of Caleb. (Joshua 15:14Judges 1:20) After this time they vanish from history.

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Emims

(terrors), a tribe or family of gigantic stature which originally inhabited the region along the eastern side of the Dead Sea. They were related to the Anakim.

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Giants

men of extraordinary size or height.

  1. They are first spoken of in (Genesis 6:4) under the name Nephilim. We are told in (Genesis 6:1-4) that “there were Nephilim in the earth,” and that afterwards the “sons of God” mingling with the beautiful “daughters of mens produced a race of violent and insolent Gibborim (Authorized Version “mighty men”).
  2. The Rephalim, a name which frequently occurs. The earliest mention of them is the record of their defeat by Chedorlaomer and some allied kings at Ashteroth Karnaim. The “valley of Rephaim,” (2 Samuel 5:181 Chronicles 11:15Isaiah 17:5) a rich valley southwest of Jerusalem, derived its name from them. They were probably an aboriginal people of which the EMIM, ANAKIM and ZUZIM, THE [which see] were branches. [also GOLIATH]

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Rephaim

Lofty men; giants, (Genesis 14:52 Samuel 21:16, 18, marg. A.V., Rapha, marg. R.V., Raphah; Deuteronomy 3:13, R.V.; A.V., “giants”). The aborigines of Palestine, afterwards conquered and dispossessed by the Canaanite tribes, are classed under this general title. They were known to the Moabites as Emim, i.e., “fearful”, (Deuteronomy 2:11), and to the Ammonites as Zamzummim. Some of them found refuge among the Philistines, and were still existing in the days of David. We know nothing of their origin. They were not necessarily connected with the “giants” (R.V., “Nephilim”) of Genesis 6:4. (See GIANTS.)

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