tall people or giants who lived in S Palestine and were destroyed or scattered after the arrival of the Hebrews. Num. 13:28, 31; Deut. 2:21; 9:2.
Historical Examples

He too marked the overwhelming charge of the Anakim, and its effect on that solid mass against which its might was hurled.
Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

I have a task in store for these same Anakim, and I purpose leading them myself.
Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

They seem to have been of the Anakim race, and worshippers of the Sun.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant

Meantime the Anakim were fighting at considerable disadvantage.
Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

Under this character both the sons of Chus, and the Anakim of Canaan are included.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant

Adanson estimated the age of some of these Anakim of trees at 1500 years.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin

We may from hence perceive that the history of the Anakim was not totally obliterated among the Grecians.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant

Anakim, the posterity of Anak, the son of Arba, noted in sacred history for their fierceness and loftiness of stature.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

The primary place was held by the aborigines, the Anakim and Rephaim, a powerful race of giants.
History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

The Anakim seemed well pleased to find these dealers, with whom they had so often traded, thus inmates of their camp.
Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

the descendants of Anak (Josh. 11:21; Num. 13:33; Deut. 9:2). They dwelt in the south of Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Hebron (Gen. 23:2; Josh. 15:13). In the days of Abraham (Gen. 14:5, 6) they inhabited the region afterwards known as Edom and Moab, east of the Jordan. They were probably a remnant of the original inhabitants of Palestine before the Canaanites, a Cushite tribe from Babel, and of the same race as the Phoenicians and the Egyptian shepherd kings. Their formidable warlike appearance, as described by the spies sent to search the land, filled the Israelites with terror. They seem to have identified them with the Nephilim, the “giants” (Gen. 6:4; Num. 13:33) of the antediluvian age. There were various tribes of Anakim (Josh. 15:14). Joshua finally expelled them from the land, except a remnant that found a refuge in the cities of Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod (Josh. 11:22). The Philistine giants whom David encountered (2 Sam. 21:15-22) were descendants of the Anakim. (See GIANTS.)


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