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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Anak

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ANAKIM, famous giants in Palestine. Anak, father of the Anakim, was son of Arba, who gave his name to Kirjath-Arba, or Hebron. Anak had three sons, Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, whose descendants were terrible for their fierceness and stature. The Hebrew spies reported that in comparison of those monstrous men, they themselves were but grasshoppers. Some have thought that the name Phoenician, given to the Canaanites, and particularly to the Sidonians, was originally from Bene- Anak, sons of Anak. Caleb, assisted by the tribe of Judah, took Kirjath- Arba, and destroyed the Anakim, A.M. 2559. Joshua 15:14; Judges 1:20 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Anak'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/a/anak.html. 1831-2.

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