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Sheshai
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sheshai, Son of Anak
Sheshai, Son of Anak (שֵׁשַׁי‎, sheshay). A descendant or son of Anak who was driven out of Hebron by Caleb (Num 13:22; Josh 15:14; Judg 1:10). Referred to collectively as the Anakim, the sons/descendants of Anak were known for their great height.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sheshai (Person)
SHESHAI (PERSON) [Heb šēšay (שֵׁשַׁי)]. One of three Anakite clans inhabiting Hebron visited by the twelve Israelite spies (Num 13:22), later driven out of their city by Caleb (Josh 15:14; Judg 1:10). The name is patronymic, i.e., it probably refers to the founder of the tribe rather than to a chieftain
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sheshai
Sheshai. Descendant of Anak who was at Hebron when the 12 spies searched out the land of Canaan (Nm 13:22); he was defeated and displaced by Israel (Jos 15:14; Jgs 1:10).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sheshai
Sheshai shēʹshī [Heb. šēšay]. One of Anak’s three sons who lived in Hebron at the time of the conquest (Nu. 13:22). All three sons were driven from the land by Caleb (Josh. 15:14; Jgs. 1:10). “Sheshai” is perhaps an abbreviation of a longer name (see IP, pp. 40f).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sheshai
SHESHAI Descendant of Anak who was at Hebron when the 12 spies searched out the land of Canaan (Nm 13:22); he was defeated and displaced by Israel (Jos 15:14; Jgs 1:10).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sheshai
Sheshai (shee´shi), one of three descendants of Anak (Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10) who lived in Canaan when the Israelite spies entered the land. He was defeated by Joshua’s forces under Caleb, presumably near his residence, Hebron.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sheshai
SHESHAI. One of the sons of Anak, perhaps an old Hebronite clan name (Num 13:22). The clan was expelled from Hebron by Caleb at the time of the conquest.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sheshai
Sheshai (Heb. šēšay)One of three descendants (or clans) of Anak who lived at Hebron when the Israelite spies explored the land of Canaan (Num. 13:22). When Caleb took possession of Hebron, he drove the three out (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10, 20).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sheshai
Sheshai [shēˊshī] (Heb. šēšay). One of the three descendants of Anak who lived at Hebron when the Israelite spies explored the land of Canaan (Num. 13:22). When Caleb took possession of Hebron, he drove the three out (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10, 20). See Anakim.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shesha-i
She´sha-i (noble), one of the three sons of Anak who dwelt in Hebron. Num. 13:22. (b.c. 1445.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sheshai
SHE´SHAI (sheʹshī; “whitish”). One of the three sons of Anak, who dwelt in Hebron (Num. 13:22) and were driven thence and slain by Caleb at the head of the children of Judah (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10), c. 1364 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Sheshai
Sheshaiwhitish, one of the sons of Anak (Num. 13:22). When the Israelites obtained possession of the country the sons of Anak were expelled and slain (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10).
See also
Relatives
Anak Father
Ahiman Brother
Talmai Brother
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