Anakites, Anakim

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ANAKITES, ANAKIM (ăn'a-kīts, ăn'a-kĭm, Heb. ‘ănāqîm). Also called “sons [children] of Anak.” The spies compared them to the giants of Gen.6.4 (rsv, niv, Nephilim); also they were reckoned among the Rephaites (Deut.2.11, rsv, niv). Three chiefs of the Anakites were in Hebron (Num.13.22) from the time of the spies until Caleb took it (Josh.15.13-Josh.15.14). Remnants of them remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashod (Josh.11.21-Josh.11.22).