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Anakim (the Exodus)
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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).
Anakim
Anakim (עֲנָק‎, anaq). The descendants of Anak. An unusually tall people that inhabited Canaan before the Israelite conquest.The Anakim, like the Nephilim and the Rephaim, were known for their height (Num 13:33; Gen 6:4; Deut 2:10–11, 21; 9:2). They are particularly associated with the city of Hebron
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 Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Anakims (Anakim, Anak)
ANAKIMS (ANAKIM, ANAK). A tribe inhabiting the land of Palestine especially in the S near Hebron in pre-Israelite times. The term probably developed from the ascriptive title “people of the neck” or “necklace” (from Heb. ˓ánāq, “necklace,” cf. Prov 1:9; Song 4:9) to a proper name for the tribe. Apparently
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.
Anakim
Anakim (Heb. ʿănāqɩ̂m)Descendants of Anak (Num. 13:22) who lived in the southern part of Canaan, especially in the city of Hebron. The original name of Hebron was Kiriath-arba, named after its founder Arba, the forefather of Anak (Josh. 15:13) and the greatest of the Anakim (14:15).Descendants of
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.
Anakim
Anakim [ănˊə kĭm] (Heb. ˓anāqîm). A people (KJV “Anakims”; NIV “Anakites”) who traced their ancestry to Anak the son of Arba; this same Arba was regarded as the greatest of their number (Josh. 14:15; 15:13). These pre-Israelite inhabitants of Canaan dwelled in the hill country west of the Jordan
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Anakim
ANAKIM The name given to a tribe in southern Canaan, near Hebron (Num 13:22). They were said to be descendants of the ancient Nephilim (Num 13:33), meaning that they were like giants. Three chiefs named Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai are mentioned specifically. The Israelites considered the Anakim fearfully
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Anakim
An´akim (long-necked), a race of giants, descendants of Arba, Josh. 15:13; 21:11, 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. Josh. 14:15. The race
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