Anakim


Anakim
   The descendants of Anak (Josh. 11:21; Num. 13:33; Deut. 9:2). They dwelt in the south of Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Hebron (Gen. 23:2; Josh. 15:13). In the days of Abraham (Gen. 14:5, 6) they inhabited the region afterwards known as Edom and Moab, east of the Jordan. They were probably a remnant of the original inhabitants of Palestine before the Canaanites, a Cushite tribe from Babel, and of the same race as the Phoenicians and the Egyptian shepherd kings. Their formidable warlike appearance, as described by the spies sent to search the land, filled the Israelites with terror. They seem to have identified them with the Nephilim, the "giants" (Gen. 6:4; Num. 13:33) of the antediluvian age. There were various tribes of Anakim (Josh. 15:14). Joshua finally expelled them from the land, except a remnant that found a refuge in the cities of Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod (Josh. 11:22). The Philistine giants whom David encountered (2 Sam. 21:15-22) were descendants of the Anakim. (See Giants.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Anakim — An a*kim, Anaks A naks, n. pl. [Heb.] (Bibl.) A race of giants living in Palestine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anakim — Nephilim Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nephilim (homonymie). Mot hébreu qui signifie “ceux qui font tomber les autres”, souvent traduit par géants dans la Bible mais parfois rendu tel quel. C est la forme plurielle du mot hébreu nāphîl.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anakim — /an euh kim/, n.pl. tall people or giants who lived in S Palestine and were destroyed or scattered after the arrival of the Hebrews. Num. 13:28, 31; Deut. 2:21; 9:2. * * * …   Universalium

  • Anakim — noun From the Bible [ …   Wiktionary

  • anakim — an·a·kim …   English syllables

  • anakim — ˈanəˌkim noun plural Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Hebrew ănāqīm, plural of ănāq : aboriginal giants reported in the Old Testament to have inhabited southern Palestine before the Hebrews entered the land and virtually annihilated them * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • ANAK, ANAKIM — (Heb. עֲנָק, עֲנוֹק, עֲנָקִים), son of Arba (Josh. 15:13; 21:11), and a giant people of southern Ereẓ Israel (called Anakim, BeneiʿAnak, and BeneiʿAnakim). According to Joshua 14:15, Arba, to whom the city of hebron owed its ancient name of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Anaks — Anakim An a*kim, Anaks A naks, n. pl. [Heb.] (Bibl.) A race of giants living in Palestine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avvim — Nephilim Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nephilim (homonymie). Mot hébreu qui signifie “ceux qui font tomber les autres”, souvent traduit par géants dans la Bible mais parfois rendu tel quel. C est la forme plurielle du mot hébreu nāphîl.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Emim — Nephilim Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nephilim (homonymie). Mot hébreu qui signifie “ceux qui font tomber les autres”, souvent traduit par géants dans la Bible mais parfois rendu tel quel. C est la forme plurielle du mot hébreu nāphîl.… …   Wikipédia en Français