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Anak
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Anak
Anak (עֲנָק‎, anaq; עֲנוֹק‎, anoq). Son of Arba and father or ancestor of three sons—Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai—whose descendants or family were known collectively as the Anakim. The Anakim were known for their unusual height (Deut 9:2); Caleb drove them out of Hebron (Josh 15:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Anak (Person)
ANAK (PERSON) [Heb ʿănāq (עֲנָק)]. ANAKIM. A people who occupied Canaan before the arrival of Israel and traced their ancestry back to Anak. Apparently, anaq was originally a common noun whose meaning was “neck” or “necklace,” and gradually Anakim became the name of a tribe, with the possible meaning
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anak (Anakim)
Anak (Anakim). Ancestor of a race of giants in old Canaan. When Israel first reached Canaan, the Anakim were well established in Hebron. Ten of the 12 spies Moses sent into Canaan (Nm 13:17–22) were terrified by the size of the Anakim: “We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anak
Anak āʹnak [Heb. (hā)‘anāq]; ANAKIM anʹə-kim [Heb. anāqîm; Gk. Enakim, Enakeim]; AV ANAKIMS. Some of the pre-Israelite inhabitants of Canaan, descendants of Arba (Josh. 15:13; 21:11). Their name may mean “people of the necklace.” They resided in the Hebron area, but may have occupied considerably
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Anak, Anakim, Anakites
ANAK, ANAKIM*, ANAKITES Ancestor of a race of giants in old Canaan. When Israel first reached Canaan, the Anakim were well established in Hebron. Ten of the 12 spies Moses sent into Canaan (Nm 13:17–22) were terrified by the size of the Anakim (Nm 13:31). Their terror led to a rebellion at Kadesh-barnea
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Anak
Anak (ay´nak), eponymous ancestor of a people, the Anakim (Deut. 1:28; 9:2; Josh. 11:21–22), who are also referred to as “Anakites” (Num. 13:22, 33), “descendants of Anak” (Num. 13:28), and “sons of Anak” (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:20 cf. 21:11). According to Num. 13:33 the Anakim came from the Nephilim,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Anak, Anakim
ANAK, ANAKIM. The Anakim (Heb. ‘anāqîm), descendants of an eponymous ancestor Anak, were among the pre-Israelite inhabitants of Palestine. The name Anak occurs without the article only in Nu. 13:33 and Dt. 9:2, but elsewhere it appears in the form ‘the Anak’ (‘anāq), where it is presumably to be
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Anak
Anak (Heb. ʿănāq)The son of Arba and ancestor of Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai (Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:13–14; 21:11; Judg. 1:20). The name is also taken as a tribal designation equivalent to the Anakim, regarded as the descendants of Anak.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Anak
Anak [āˊnăk] (Heb. ˓anāq “neck”). The son of Arba and ancestor of Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai (Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:13–14; 21:11; Judg. 1:20). The name is also taken as a tribal designation equivalent to the Anakim, regarded as the descendants of Anak.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Anak
A´NAK (āʹnak; “long-necked,” i.e., “a giant”). The son of Arba, the founder of Kiriath-arba. He was the progenitor of a race of giants called Anakim. These Anakim were a terror to the children of Israel (Num. 13:22, 28) but were driven out by Caleb, who came into possession of Hebron (Josh. 15:13–14).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Anak
Anaklong-necked, the son of Arba, father of the Anakim (Josh. 15:13; 21:11, Heb. Anok).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Anak
ANAK [A knack] — a son of Arba, who gave his name to Kirjath Arba, or Hebron (Josh. 15:13–14). Anak had three sons, whose descendants were giants, the Anakim.
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Relatives
Ahiman Son
Talmai Son
Sheshai Son
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