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Emim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Emim
Emim (אֵימִים‎, eimim). The warring tribe of giants defeated by Chedorlaomer and his allies in Shaveh-Kiriathaim. In the time of Abraham, the Emim occupied the area identified with Moab (Gen 14:5; Deut 2:10) Deuteronomy 2:11 refers to the Emim as Rephaim. For further information on the Rephaim, see this
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Emim
EMIM [Heb ʾêmı̄m (אֵימִם)]. Hebrew for “terrible ones” or “frightful ones,” the designation used by the Moabites for giants who occupied their territory in more ancient times. Deut 2:10 describes the Emim as “great and many, and tall as the Anakim,” another race of giants who lived in ancient Palestine.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Emim
Emim. Name given to the original inhabitants of Moab (Gn 14:5) by the Moabites who ousted them from their land. They were a tall people, known also as Rephaim (Dt 2:10, 11), and were compared with the Zuzim, Avim, and Horim for size. This phenomenon is evidently an indication of genetic isolation.See
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Emim
Emim ēʹmīm [Heb. ʾêmîm—‘terrors’ (?); Gk. Ommaein and variants]. A Moabite designation of a race of giant people whom the Moabites dispossessed (Dt. 2:10f.). Chedorlaomer defeated them during the time of Abraham at Shaveh-kiriathaim, a plain E of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:5), identified with modern
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Emim, Emites
EMIM*, EMITES Name given to the original inhabitants of Moab (Gn 14:5) by the Moabites who ousted them from their land. They were a tall people, known also as Rephaim (Dt 2:10–11), and were compared with the Zuzites, Anakim, and Horites for their size. This phenomenon is evidently an indication of genetic
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Emim
EMIM. These were giants inhabiting the land of Moab. They were once a tall and powerful people, comparable to the Anakim in stature (Deut 2:9–11). At the battle of the kings they were defeated by Chedorlaomer in the plain of Kiriathaim (Gen 14:5) during the time of Abraham. Apparently they belonged to
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Emim
EMIM. Early inhabitants of Moab, who were smitten in the plain of *Kiriathaim by Chedorlaomer in the time of Abraham (Gn. 14:5). They were described by Moses as a great and numerous people, to be compared in stature to the *Anakim (Dt. 2:10). They were evidently considered to belong to the peoples known
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Emim
Emim (Heb. ʾêmɩ̂m)The former inhabitants of Moab dispossessed by the Moabites (Deut. 2:10); a race of giants likened to the Anakim and also known as the Rephaim (vv. 10–11). The Emim were defeated by Chedorlaomer at Shaveh-kiriathaim, a plain E of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:5).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Emim
Emim [ēˊmĭm] (Heb. ˒êmîm “the terrible ones”). The former inhabitants of Moab dispossessed by the Moabites (Deut. 2:10); a race of giants likened to the Anakim; also known as the Rephaim (vv. 10–11). According to Gen. 14:5 the Emim were defeated by Chedorlaomer at Shaveh-kiriathaim, a plain east
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Zuzim And Emim
ZUZIM and EMIM Two peoples mentioned in connection with the war of the kings of Shinar against the kings of the region of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:5). According to the Bible Chedorlaomer conquered the Zuzim in Ham and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim. On the other hand (Deut. 2:10–11, 20–1 Authorized Version:
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Emim
EMIM (Hebrew ʾēmîm, “terrible ones” or “frightful ones”) The name used by the Moabites for a race of giants who lived in the Transjordan. They were ejected from their land by the Moabites. In Deut 2:10 they are described as “a large and numerous people, as tall as the Anakim,” another race of giants;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Emims
E´mims (terrors), a tribe or family of gigantic stature which originally inhabited the region along the eastern side of the Dead Sea. They were related to the Anakim.
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