Nations and Giants in Ancient Israel

Genesis 15:20- And theHittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

Joshua 3:10- And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God [is] among you, and [that] he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and theHivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

Ezra 9:1- Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, [doing] according to their abominations, [even] of the Canaanites, theHittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

(3)The Philistinesdwelt along the southwestern border of the land.

(3)The Moabitesdwelt between the Arnon River and the Zered.

Joshua 9:7- And the men of Israel said unto theHivites, Peradventure ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you?

The mountain region included four regions: Upper Galilee in the north, below that was Lower Galilee, the Mountains of Judah, and the Hills of the Negeb Desert.

The Maritime Nations(Tribes Along the Coast)

During the earliest recorded history there were great migrations from the Persian Gulf area, this would have been after the Tower of Babel around 2500 BC. The people who had migrated into ancient Canaan were named in the Bible as six peoples, each having their own identity and territory. Most of them were regarded later as giants. The Bible records them in Genesis 14:5-7 and Deuteronomy 2:10-23:

REPHAIMin the Bible Encyclopedia – ISBE-REPHAIMref-a-im, re-fa-im (repha-im, from rapha, a terrible one hence giant, in 1 Ch 20:4, yelidhe ha-rapha, sons of the giant; the King James Version,…

Nehemiah 9:24- So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, theCanaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.

Judges 1:3- And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against theCanaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him.

(4)The Jebusitesdwelt in the mountains surrounding Jerusalem. In 1000 BC David captured Jerusalem and defeated its inhabitants (2 Sam. 5:4-8).

12- The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.

Deuteronomy 20:17- But thou shalt utterly destroy them; [namely], theHittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:

7- And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which [is] Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.

(2)The Canaanitesdwelt near Mount Carmel and down the Jordan Valley.

Exodus 13:5- And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of theCanaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

Exodus 13:5- And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and theHivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

Exodus 3:17- And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of theCanaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

Exodus 13:11- And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of theCanaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,

16- So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,

4- David [was] thirty years old when he began to reign, [and] he reigned forty years.

(5)The Midianitesdwelt east of the Moabites.

Judges 3:3- [Namely], five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and theHivitesthat dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.

17- That the LORD spake unto me, saying,

Rephaim, valley of – Biblical Definition ofRephaim, valley of-Rephaim, valley of in Faussets Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)

The Jordan Valley Nations(Tribes in the Jordan Valley)

13- Now rise up, [said I], and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.

Map of the Earliest Inhabitants of the Land of Ancient Israel

2 Kings 21:11- Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, [and] hath done wickedly above all that theAmoritesdid, which [were] before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:

(4)The Ammonitesdwelt to the east of the Amorites. When the Amorites crossed the Jordan they pushed the Ammonites eastward and took their territory.

(1)The Hittitesdwelt in the north (Num. 13: 21). Early in Biblical history a many of the Hittites migrated to the southern territory of ancient Israel and settled near Hebron and Beersheba. Abraham purchased his family tomb from them (Gen. 23: 7-20).

Joshua 24:15- And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of theAmorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Giants – Biblical Meaning of Giants in Eastons Bible Dictionary- Heb.rephaim, a race of giants (Deut. 3:11) who lived on…shades, the Rephaim) and Isa. 14:9 this…to here, or of the founder of theRephaim. The Vulgate…

20- (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;

Joshua 10:5- Therefore

REPHAIM, VALE OF in the Bible Encyclopedia – ISBE-REPHAIM, VALE OF (`emeq repha-im; koilas Rhaphaeim, koilas ton Titanon): This was a fertile vale (Isa 17:5), to the Southwest of Jeru salem (Josh 15:8; 18:16;…

Joshua 24:11- And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, theHivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.

Joshua 12:8- In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; theHittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:

Exodus 3:8- And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and theHittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Deuteronomy 20:17- But thou shalt utterly destroy them; [namely], the Hittites, and the Amorites, theCanaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:

Military History: Ancient Israel – Bible History Links (Ancient Biblical…- David defeated them in two successive battles in the Valley ofRephaimnear Jerusalem and he drove them from the hill country. The Philistines were reduced to…

Exodus 3:17- And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and theHittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

Genesis 10:19- And the border of theCanaaniteswas from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

21- A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:

11- Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.

The Eastern Tableland Mountains were situated east of the Jordan River and were fertile mountains naturally divided into 3 sections: Bashan in the north, Gilead in the middle, and Moab in the south.

Joshua 17:18- But the mountain shall be thine; for it [is] a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out theCanaanites, though they have iron chariots, [and] though they [be] strong.

Deuteronomy 7:1- When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and theHivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

Joshua 1:4- From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of theHittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

Judges 3:5- And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, andHivites, and Jebusites:

23- And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, [even] unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)

(2)The Girgashitesterritory has not been exactly identified, the Bible mentions in Joshua that they dwelt west of the Jordan (Joshua 24:11) they probably lived east of the Sea of Galilee. Josephus admitted that there was no information on the Girgashites.

Judges 1:33- Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Bethshemesh, nor the inhabitants of Bethanath; but he dwelt among theCanaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Bethshemesh and of Bethanath became tributaries unto them.

2.The Zuzlm(tall ones) dwelt north of the Arnon River.

Numbers 14:43- For the Amalekites and theCanaanites[are] there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.

Joshua 12:8- In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and theCanaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:

The Jordan Valley follows the Jordan River descending into a gorge which continues to descend into the deepest land trench, 1300 feet below sea level.

Deuteronomy 7:1- When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and theAmorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

2 Samuel 24:7- And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of theHivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, [even] to Beersheba.

2 Chronicles 8:7- [As for] all the people [that were] left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and theHivites, and the Jebusites, which [were] not of Israel,

The Maritime Plain was the area from Phoenicia to Mount Carmel in the north, Sharon in the middle, and Philistia in the south.

Judges 1:26- And the man went into the land of theHittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which [is] the name thereof unto this day.

Joshua 10:12- Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up theAmoritesbefore the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

The Western Mountain Nations(Tribes West of the Jordan)

Joshua 12:8- In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, theHivites, and the Jebusites:

Exodus 3:8- And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of theCanaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

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(3)The Perizziteswere a people who dwelt in the northern portion of the Shephelah, directly west of the Hivites.

Genesis 50:11- And when the inhabitants of the land, theCanaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This [is] a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which [is] beyond Jordan.

Genesis 34:30- And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among theCanaanitesand the Perizzites: and I [being] few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

6.The Anakim(long-necked ones) dwelt around the area of Hebron. During the conquest of Canaan it was Caleb who conquered them, and some of them had lived with the Philistines, and the giant Goliath belonged to the Anakim (1 Sam. 17:4).

Judges 3:3- [Namely], five lords of the Philistines, and all theCanaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.

8- And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, [that are] hated of Davids soul, [he shall be chief and captain]. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

2 Chronicles 8:7- [As for] all the people [that were] left of theHittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which [were] not of Israel,

The Eastern Mountain Nations(Tribes East of the Jordan)

6- And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.

Numbers 13:29- The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and theCanaanitesdwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

Deuteronomy 1:7- Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all [the places] nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of theCanaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.

2 Chronicles 1:17- And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out [horses] for all the kings of theHittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

(1 )The Amoritesdwelt between the Hieromax River and the Anion. A little while before the coming of the Israelites the Amorites conquered the Moabites and took the land between the Jabbok River and the Anion. At the time of the Conquest the Amorites were a powerful nation ruled by king Og of Bashan and also king Sihon of Heshbon.

5- In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

Joshua 5:1- And it came to pass, when all the kings of theAmorites, which [were] on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which [were] by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.

1 Kings 9:16- [For] Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain theCanaanitesthat dwelt in the city, and given it [for] a present unto his daughter, Solomons wife.

Exodus 3:8- And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and theHivites, and the Jebusites.

Deuteronomy 7:1- When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and theCanaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

Deuteronomy 7:1- When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, theHittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

(1)The Canaanitesalso dwelt in the area of the Jordan Valley as well as the Maritime Plain.

(6)The Edomitesdwelt south of the Dead Sea.

Judges 1:10- And Judah went against theCanaanitesthat dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.

5.The Avim(dwellers among the ruins) dwelt in the lower portion of the Shephelah.

10- The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;

Exodus 13:5- And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and theAmorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

Exodus 3:17- And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and theHivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

7- Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same [is] the city of David.

1 Kings 11:1- But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, [and]Hittites;

15- For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.

Rephaim- Biblical Meaning ofRephaimin Eastons Bible Dictionary-Rephaim- Biblical Meaning forRephaimin Eastons Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)

19- And [when] thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon [any] possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot [for] a possession.

Ezra 9:1- Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, [doing] according to their abominations, [even] of theCanaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

Exodus 23:23- For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, theHivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

Genesis 24:3- And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of theCanaanites, among whom I dwell:

4.The Horim(cave dwellers) dwelt to the south of the Dead Sea in Edom. Many of their mountain caves still exist to this day.

Nations and Giants in Ancient Israel

Goliath: Bible Names A-G – Bible History Links- He was probably descended from theRephaimwho found refuge among the Philistines after they were d ispersed by the Ammonites (Deut. 2:20, 21). His height…

1 Kings 10:29- And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of theHittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring [them] out by their means.

Numbers 32:33- And Moses gave unto them, [even] to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of theAmorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, [even] the cities of the country round about.

Judges 1:27- Neither did Manasseh drive out [the inhabitants of] Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but theCanaaniteswould dwell in that land.

Judges 3:5- And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites,Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:

14- And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, [was] thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.

(2)The Hivitesdwelt in the center portion of the Mountain Region, and they made Shechem their capital. The Bible mentions that the four cities that formed the Gibeonite league belonged to Hivite tribe (Josh. 9:3-15). There was also a portion of the Hivites who dwelt farther north, directly east of the Zidonians around the area of Mount Hermon.

2 Samuel 21:2- And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites [were] not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of theAmorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

Nehemiah 9:8- And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, theHittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give [it, I say], to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou [art] righteous:

Obediah 1:20- And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel [shall possess] that of theCanaanites, [even] unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which [is] in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.

(5)The Amoritesoriginally dwelt in the south near the Dead Sea. Later they crossed the Jordan and took for their territory most of the Eastern Tableland pushing the Ammonites eastward.

Judges 1:30- Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but theCanaanitesdwelt among them, and became tributaries.

Numbers 21:25- And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of theAmorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

18- Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:

(1)The Zidoniansalso known as Phoenicians dwelt in the north.

Joshua 5:1- And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which [were] on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of theCanaanites, which [were] by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.

3.The Emim(terrible ones) dwelt on the east side of the Dead Sea in the territory of Moab.

5- And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that [were] with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

Joshua 24:11- And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and theHittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.

Exodus 23:23- For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and theCanaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

Numbers 13:29- The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and theHittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

1 Kings 9:20- [And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites,Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which [were] not of the children of Israel,

Deuteronomy 20:17- But thou shalt utterly destroy them; [namely], the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, theHivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:

During the earliest times there were many peoples and tribes of giants who migrated into the Land of ancient Israel (called The Land of Canaan in the Bible), and these were races of people who conquered other people and became powerful nations. The information regarding these inhabitants of ancient Canaan before the conquest of Israel is somewhat limited in exact detail although there is evidence of several migrations.

1 Samuel 7:14- And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and theAmorites.

4- And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height [was] six cubits and a span.

1 Kings 9:20- [And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites,Hivites, and Jebusites, which [were] not of the children of Israel,

Exodus 13:5- And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and theHittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

Joshua 17:16- And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all theCanaanitesthat dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, [both they] who [are] of Bethshean and her towns, and [they] who [are] of the valley of Jezreel.

The Shephelah were the fertile foothills between the Maritime Plain and the Hill Country.

6- And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which [is] by the wilderness.

1.The Rephaim(lofty men) lived in the area of ancient Bashan. One king of bashan mentioned in the Bible was a giant named og, he was king of Bashan during the time of the conquest, and he was a descendant of the Rephaim (Deut. 3:1).

ZAMZUMMIM in the Bible Encyclopedia – ISBE (Bible History Online)- They are identified with theRephaim(Dt 2:20). They may be the same as the Zuzim mentioned in connection with theRephaimin Gen 14:5. SeeREPHAIM.

2 Kings 7:6- For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, [even] the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of theHittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

Giants – Biblical Definition of Giants in Faussets Bible Dictionary-Rephaim; a people defeated by Chedorlaomer at Ashteroth Karnaim (Genesis…They once extended to the S.W., for the valley of Rephaim was near the valley…

22- As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:

Joshua 3:10- And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God [is] among you, and [that] he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and theHittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

Joshua 24:11- And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and theCanaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.

Nehemiah 9:8- And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of theCanaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give [it, I say], to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou [art] righteous:

Zamzummims – Biblical Definition of Zamzummims in Faussets Bible- Zamzummims was the Ammonite name for theRephaim, N.E. of Jordan, Peraea; theRephaimonce extended S.W. as far as the valley of theRephaimnear…

Exodus 23:23- For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and theHittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

Joshua 11:19- There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save theHivitesthe inhabitants of Gibeon: all [other] they took in battle.

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