A Giant
Giants • Gigantism • Rephaim
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Giants. English translation of four different Hebrew words. One of these words occurs in Job 16:14, where the Hebrew word means “mighty man, warrior” in the rsv, and “giant” in the kjv. Another Hebrew word is translated “giants” in the kjv and “Nephilim” (a transliteration of the Hebrew) in the rsv (Gn
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Giants [Heb. rāp̱āʾ, rāp̱â] (2 S. 21:16, 18, 20, 22; 1 Ch. 20:4, 6, 8). The RSV references are unquestionably to people of immense physical stature. The NEB uses “giants” and “Rephaim” interchangeably, making the latter the race from which the giants came. At present little archeological evidence
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GIANTS English translation of four different Hebrew words. One of these words occurs in Job 16:14, where the Hebrew word is translated “warrior” in the rsv, and “giant” in the kjv. Another Hebrew word is translated “giants” in the nlt and “Nephilim” (a transliteration of the Hebrew) in the rsv (Gn 6:4;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
giants, a race of people rumored to have lived in Gath, from whom were descended four Philistine warriors killed by David’s troops (2 Sam. 21:16–22; 1 Chron. 20:4–8). According to 2 Samuel, the four warriors descended from giants were: (1) Ishbi-benob, killed by Abishai son of Zeruaiah (he is not mentioned
Rephaim (ref´ay-im).1 Pre-Israelite inhabitants of Transjordan (Gen. 14:5; 15:20; Deut. 2:11, 20; 3:11, 13; Josh. 12:4; 13:12; 15:8; 17:15; 18:16). Little is known about them, but they are associated with great size. Og of Bashan, the last of the Rephaim, had a bed that was 9 cubits long and 4 cubits
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GIANT. An abnormally tall and strong man of ancient times. “Giant” is a translation of several Heb. words.1. Heb. gibbôr (Job 16:14) indicates simply a man great in deeds or in stature.2. Heb. rpha’ɩ̂m (see Rephaim), a race evidently including numerous giants who were among the original inhabitants
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GIANT. A man of great stature. The word is used in evv, sometimes following lxx, to render various Heb. words. 1. nep̱îlîm (Gn. 6:4; Nu. 13:33, av) following lxx gigas. rv, rsv ‘Nephilim’ in both verses.2. rāp̱ā’, rāp̱â, perhaps variant forms derived from the proper name rep̱ā’îm (*Rephaim),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
GiantsA legendary race of imposing physical stature. These primordial inhabitants of the Promised Land went by several names. Gen. 6:4 identifies remarkably tall Nephilim (Num. 13:33) as the offspring of gods and women. According to Gen. 14:5–6 eastern kings subdued Rephaim from Bashan, Zuzim/Zamzummim
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Giants. Several Old Testament texts seem to refer to people of unusually large stature. At Num. 13:32–33 the Israelite spies who ventured into Canaan returned with fearful reports about the huge size of the inhabitants. Og king of Bashan is often considered a giant because he had an iron bed roughly
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
GIANTS γίγαντεςI. In the strict sense the Gigantes in Greek mythology were the serpent-footed giants who were born from the blood-drops of the castration of Uranus (→Heaven) that had fallen on →Earth (Hesiod Theogony 183–186). The term gigantes occurs about 40 times in the LXX and refers there respectively
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Giants, men of extraordinary size or height.1. They are first spoken of in Gen. 6:4, under the name Nephilim. We are told in Gen. 6:1–4 that “there were Nephilim in the earth,” and that afterwards the “sons of God” mingling with the beautiful “daughters of men” produced a race of violent and insolent
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GIANT. An abnormally tall and powerful human being of ancient Bible lands; the rendering of several Heb. words.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Giants(1.) Heb. nephilim, meaning “violent” or “causing to fall” (Gen. 6:4). These were the violent tyrants of those days, those who fell upon others. The word may also be derived from a root signifying “wonder,” and hence “monsters” or “prodigies.” In Num. 13:33 this name is given to a Canaanitish