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(ay' nak, an' uh kihm) Personal and clan name meaning, “long-necked” or “strong-necked.” The ancestor named Anak had three children: Ahiman, Sheshai, Talmai (Numbers 13:22 ). They lived in Hebron and the hill country (Joshua 11:21 ) before being destroyed by Joshua. Their remnants then lived among the Philistines (Joshua 11:22 ). These tall giants were part of the Nephilim (Genesis 6:4; Numbers 13:33 ). Arba was a hero of the Anakim (Judges 14:15 ). The spelling Anakims puts the English plural “s” on to the Hebrew plural “im.”

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Anak, Anakim'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​a/anak-anakim.html. 1991.