Rephaim

Rephaim (Ref´ay-im)

A noun appearing in three contexts in the Bible. The relationship between these three uses is obscure. 1 Those who are dead and inhabit Sheol, also called “shades” (Ps 88:10) or “the dead” (Prov 9:18). 2 Pre-Israelite inhabitants of the Transjordan (Gen 14:5; Deut 2:10-11). 3 “Giants” from Philistia (1Chr 20:4; 1Chr 20:6; 1Chr 20:8; 2Sam 21:16; 2Sam 21:18; 2Sam 21:20).

Ps 88:10

10Do you work wonders for the dead?
Do the shades rise up to praise you? Selah

Prov 9:18

18But they do not know that the dead are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Gen 14:5

5In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and subdued the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kir ... View more

Deut 2:10-11

10(The Emim—a large and numerous people, as tall as the Anakim—had formerly inhabited it.11Like the Anakim, they are usually reckoned as Rephaim, though the Moa ... View more

1Chr 20:4

Exploits against the Philistines
4After this, war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer; then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, who was one of the descen ... View more

1Chr 20:6

6Again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great size, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; he also w ... View more

1Chr 20:8

8These were descended from the giants in Gath; they fell by the hand of David and his servants.

2Sam 21:16

16Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giants, whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, and who was fitted out with new weapons, said he would ... View more

2Sam 21:18

18After this a battle took place with the Philistines, at Gob; then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the descendants of the giants.

2Sam 21:20

20There was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great size, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; he too w ... View more

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