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Ahiman (descendant of Anak)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahiman, Son of Anak
Ahiman, Son of Anak (אֲחִימַן‎, achiman,). One of the three “sons of Anak” (Josh 15:14; Judg 1:20; compare Num 13:22) whom Caleb drove out of Hebron.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahiman (Person)
AHIMAN (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂man (אֲחִימַן)]. Name of two people in the OT.1. One of the “giant” descendants of ANAK (Num 13:22; Josh 15:14; Judg 1:10). Although it is possible that Ahiman could be the son of Anak (Josh 15:13), it seems unlikely since Anak is related to the legendary Nephilim (Num 13:33;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahiman
Ahiman. 1. One of Anak’s three sons. The Ahimanites were one of the Anakim clans living in Hebron when the 12 Israelite spies scouted the land of Canaan (Nm 13:22; Jos 15:13, 14; Jgs 1:10).2. Levite gatekeeper in postexilic Jerusalem (1 Chr 9:17).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahiman (descendant of Anak)
1. One of the three “descendants of (the) Anak” (Nu. 13:22; Josh. 15:14; cf. Nu. 13:28; 2 S. 21:16, 18), or “sons of (the) Anak” (Josh. 15:14; Jgs. 1:20). The three names (Ahiman, Sheshai,Talmai) occur together also in Jgs. 1:10.The word Anak in the MT has the definite article except in Nu. 13:33 and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahiman
AHIMAN1. One of Anak’s three sons. The Ahimanites were one of the Anakim clans living in Hebron when the 12 Israelite spies scouted the land of Canaan (Nm 13:22; Jos 15:13–14; Jgs 1:10).2. Levite gatekeeper in postexilic Jerusalem (1 Chr 9:17).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahiman
Ahiman (uh-hi´muhn).1 An associate of She-shai and Talmai (Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10). All are identified as Anakites located near Hebron, first encountered by the spies Moses sent to assess the promised land of Canaan, then driven out by Caleb (Josh. 15:14) and defeated by Judahites (Judg.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahiman
AHIMAN1. A son of Anak, and probably founder of a family of Anakim (Num 13:22), he was one of the giants (see Anak) driven from Hebron by Caleb (Josh 15:14; Jdg 1:10).2. A Levite who served as porter for the house of God (1 Chr 9:17).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahiman
Ahiman (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂man)1. One of the descendants of Anak, the “giants” who inhabited pre-Israelite Palestine (Num. 13:22). Along with his brothers Sheshai and Talmai, he was driven from Hebron by Caleb (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10).2. A Levite, one of the four gatekeepers of the postexilic temple (1 Chr.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ahiman
AHIMAN A descendant of Anak and one of the giants (the Anakim) of Hebron who lived in Palestine before the time of the Israelites (Num 13:22). He was driven out of Hebron by Caleb (Josh 15:14; Judg 1:10).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahiman
Ahi´man (brother of the right hand).1. One of the three giant Anakim who inhabited Mount Hebron, Num. 13:22, 23, seen by Caleb and the spies. (b.c. 1490.) The whole race was cut off by Joshua, Josh. 11:21, and the three brothers were slain by the tribe of Judah. Judg. 1:10.2. A Levite porter. 1 Chron.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahiman
AHI´MAN (a-hīʹman; “generous” [?]).1. One of the three famous giants of the race of Anak, who dwelt at Hebron when the Hebrew spies explored the land (Num. 13:22), about 1440 b.c., and who (or their descendants) were afterward expelled by Caleb (Josh. 15:14) and eventually slain by the Judaites (Judg.
See also
Relatives
Anak Father
Talmai Brother
Sheshai Brother
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