Anak

Anak (Ay´nak)

Eponymous ancestor of a people, the Anakim (Deut 1:28; Deut 9:2; Josh 11:21-22), who are also referred to as “Anakites” (Num 13:22, Num 13:33), “descendants of Anak” (Num 13:28) and “sons of Anak” (Josh 15:14; Judg 1:20; Judg 21:11). According to (Num 13:33) the Anakim came from the Nephilim, those of mixed human and divine character (Gen 6:4). (Deut 9:2) reports the Anakim being “strong and tall” and reputedly unbeatable. (Josh 15:13 and Josh 21:11) note Arba as the father of Anak. Joshua also reports that Caleb drove out three of Anak’s descendants (Josh 15:14; Judg 1:20). See also Nephilim.

Deut 1:28

28Where are we headed? Our kindred have made our hearts melt by reporting, ‘The people are stronger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified up to ... View more

Deut 9:2

2a strong and tall people, the offspring of the Anakim, whom you know. You have heard it said of them, “Who can stand up to the Anakim?”

Josh 11:21-22

21At that time Joshua came and wiped out the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from ... View more

Num 13:22

22They went up into the Negeb, and came to Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the Anakites, were there. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt ... View more

Num 13:33

33There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim); and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

Num 13:28

28Yet the people who live in the land are strong, and the towns are fortified and very large; and besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

Josh 15:14

14And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak.

Judg 1:20

20Hebron was given to Caleb, as Moses had said; and he drove out from it the three sons of Anak.

Judg 21:11

11This is what you shall do; every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall devote to destruction.”

Num 13:33

33There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim); and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

Gen 6:4

4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were ... View more

Deut 9:2

2a strong and tall people, the offspring of the Anakim, whom you know. You have heard it said of them, “Who can stand up to the Anakim?”

Josh 15:13

Caleb Occupies His Portion
13According to the commandment of the Lord to Joshua, he gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh a portion among the people of Judah, Kiriath- ... View more

Josh 21:11

11They gave them Kiriath-arba (Arba being the father of Anak), that is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasture lands around it.

Josh 15:14

14And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak.

Judg 1:20

20Hebron was given to Caleb, as Moses had said; and he drove out from it the three sons of Anak.

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