What does Giant mean in the Bible?

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King James Dictionary - Giant
GI'ANT, n. L. gigas Gr. probably from the earth. The word originally signified earth-born, terrigena. The ancients believed the first inhabitants of the earth to be produced from the ground and to be of enormous size.
1. A man of extraordinary bulk and stature. Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise.
2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual. The judge is a giant in his profession. Giants-causey, a vast collection of basaltic pillars in the county of Antrim, in Ireland.
GI'ANT, a. Like a giant extraordinary in size or strength as giant brothers a giant son.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Giant
GIANT
I. In the O.T. 1. As tr. [1] of Heb. nephîlîm . In Genesis 6:4 the Nephilim appear as a race of demi-gods, distinguished by their power and renown, but without any mention of gigantic stature. The context Itself suggests that they were the antediluvians, or among the antediluvians, destroyed by the Flood. The story of their origin is, however, common in more or less degree to many ancient races; and it is thought by some to have no original connexion with the Flood story. At any rate the name appears again in Numbers 13:33 , where they appear to be identified with the Anakim. It seems probable, therefore, that the story in Gen. is an ancient myth which arose to account for the origin of this race, and perhaps of other ancient races of a similar type.
2. As tr. [1] of Heb. rephâ’îm . This word, frequently left untranslated, esp. in RV [3] , is used of several probably different aboriginal peoples of Palestine, and probably meant ‘giants.’ The Rephaim included the Anakim, the aborigines of Philistia and the southern districts of Judah ( 2 Samuel 21:15-221 ); the Emim , the aborigines of the Moabite country ( Deuteronomy 2:10 ); the Zamzummim , the aborigines of the Ammonite country ( Deuteronomy 2:20 ), who are perhaps to be identified with the Zuzim of Genesis 14:5 ; and the old inhabitants of Bashan ( Deuteronomy 3:11 ). The statement that Og , whose gigantic bedstead (or perhaps sarcophagus; see Driver, in loco ) was still to be seen at Rabbah, was one of the Rephaim (though the last surviving member of the race in that district) is confirmed by Genesis 14:5 , where the Rephaim are the first of the peoples smitten by the four kings on their journey south. These were followed by the Zuzim and Emim. We thus have evidence of a widely-spread people or peoples called Rephaim from ancient times. In addition to the Rephaim of Bashan, the Zuzim or Zamzummim, and the Emim, on the east of Jordan, the Anakim in the southwest and south for Arba, the traditional founder of Hebron, is described as the progenitor of the Anakim ( Joshua 15:13 ) we find traces of Rephaim in the well-known valley of that name near Jerusalem ( Joshua 15:8-9 ), and apparently also in the territory of Ephraim ( Joshua 17:16 ). Taken together, this evidence seems to suggest that the name Rephaim was applied to the pre-Canaanite races of Palestine.
There is a well-known tendency among ancient peoples to regard their aborigines either as giants or as dwarfs, according as they were a taller or a shorter race than themselves. Thus the Aoakim were so tall that the Israelitish spies were in comparison as grasshoppers (Numbers 13:33 ). The ‘bedstead’ of Og cannot possibly have been less than 11ft. in length [4]; but this is not very surprising if a sarcophagus is really meant, as it was a compliment to a dead hero to give him a large tomb ( Deuteronomy 3:11 ). The Zamzummim are described as a people ‘great and tall like the Anakim’ ( Deuteronomy 2:21 ). Again, Goliath was a man of fabulous height.
The Rephaim were, no doubt, very largely annihilated by their conquerors, but partly also absorbed. We naturally find the most evident traces of them in those districts of Palestine and its borders more recently occupied by past invaders, as in the East of Jordan and Philistia. In the latter country especially, that most recently occupied before the Israelitish settlement, we seem to find traces of them in the encounter with Goliath and his kind. Whereas Og was the last of the Rephaim of Bashaa at the time of the Conquest, these seem to have continued to the time of David.
3. As tr. [1] of the sing. word râphâh or râphâ’ . This is evidently akin to the plur. rephâ’îm . In 1618876800_29 , part of which recurs in 1 Chronicles 20:4-8 , four mighty Philistines Ishbi-benob, Saph (Chron. ‘Sippai’), Goliath the Gittite (Chron. ‘Lahmi, the brother of Goliath,’ etc.), and a monster with 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot are called ‘sons of the giant.’ As, however, the four are said in 2 Samuel 21:22 to have fallen by the hand of David and his servants, and not one of them is described as slain by David, the passage is evidently incomplete, and the original probably contained the story of some encounter by David, with which the story of Goliath came to be confused. This, which ascribes his death to Elhanan, is probably the earliest form of that story, and it is probable that the reading of Chronicles is a gloss intended to reconcile this passage with 1 Samuel 17:1-58 . ‘The giant’ is probably used generically, meaning that they were all ‘giants.’ The passage is probably an extract from an old account of David and his faithful companions while he was an outlaw, from which also we get the greater part of 2 Samuel 23:1-39 . Though Goliath in the well-known story is not called a giant, he was certainly the typical giant of the OT. His height, 6 cubits and a span ( 1 Samuel 17:4 ), not necessarily more than 7 ft. 4 in., but more probably 9 ft. 10 in., may well be regarded, with the enormous size and weight of his armour, as the natural exaggeration to be expected in a popular story. Even if the story is not historical in its present form, it arose out of the conflicts which David and his men were frequently having with those Philistine giants. There is no mention of the Rephaim or of a single giant after David’s time.
4. As tr. [1] of Heb. gibbôr = ‘a mighty man,’ as in Job 16:14 ; cf. Psalms 19:5 (Pr.-Bk. [1] version). This is hardly a correct tr. [1] of the word.
II. In the Apocrypha. We find here some interesting allusions: (1) to the supposed destruction of the Nephîlîm by the Flood ( Wis 14:6 , Sir 16:7 , Bar 3:26-28 ); (2) to the slaughter of the ‘giant’ by David ( Sir 47:4 ).
F. H. Woods.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Giant
1.gibbor , 'mighty, strong,' as the word is often elsewhere translated. Job 16:14 .
2. rapha , 'a fearful one.' In the plural and with the article it is treated as a proper name, the REPHAIM,or sons of Raphah, a race of giants who lived beyond the Jordan, from whom Og the giant king of Bashan descended. The sons of Raphah were afterwards found among the Philistines. At times the term Rephaim applies to any people in Canaan who were of great stature. Deuteronomy 2:11,20 ; Deuteronomy 3:11,13 ; Joshua 12:4 ; Joshua 13:12 ; Joshua 15:8 ; Joshua 17:15 ; Joshua 18:16 ; 1 Chronicles 20:4,6,8 . The word Rephaim is untranslated in Genesis 14:5 ; Genesis 15:20 .
3. raphah, same as rapha. 2 Samuel 21:16-22 .
4. nephilim. The signification of this word is uncertain: some trace it to a root 'to fall,' but then it is not clear whether it signifies 'fallen ones,' or 'those who fall upon.' They were men of great stature, which made the Israelites consider themselves as grasshoppers in comparison. They are not said (as has been supposed) to be the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men: those born of them are described as "mighty men (gibborim) which were of old , men of renown." The nephilim are merely said to be "in the earth in those days," and they were also seen by the spies about a thousand years afterwards: this is all that is revealed respecting them. The various ancient versions confirm the translation of 'giants.' Genesis 6:4 ; Numbers 13:33 .
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Giant
Giant. Genesis 6:4 R. V., "Nephilim." The sons of Anak are usually looked upon as giants. Numbers 13:33. The king of Basban, Deuteronomy 3:11, and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:4, were warlike and dreaded giants.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Giant
See Giants
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Giant
נפל , Greek, γιγας , a monster, a terrible man, a chief who beats and bears down other men. Scripture speaks of giants before the flood: "Nephilim, mighty men who were of old, men of renown," Genesis 6:4 . Aquila translates nephilim, επιπιπτοντες , men who attack, who fall with impetuosity on their enemies, which renders very well the force of the term. Symmachus translates it βιαιοι , violent men, cruel, whose only rule of action is violence. Scripture sometimes calls giants Rephaim: Chedorlaomer beat the Rephaim at Ashteroth-Karnaim. The Emim, ancient inhabitants of Moab, were of a gigantic stature, that is, Rephaim. The Rephaim and the Perizzites are connected as old inhabitants of Canaan.
The Rephaim in some parts of Scripture signify spirits in the invisible world, in a state of misery. Job says that the ancient Rephaim groan under the waters; and Solomon, that the ways of a loose woman lead to the Rephaim; that he who deviates from the ways of wisdom, shall dwell in the assembly of Rephaim, that is, in hell, Proverbs 2:18 ; Proverbs 4:18 ; Proverbs 21:16 , &c; Genesis 14:5 ; Deuteronomy 2:11 ; Deuteronomy 2:20 ; Deuteronomy 3:11 ; Deuteronomy 3:13 ; Joshua 12:4 ; Joshua 13:12 ; Job 26:5 . The Anakim, or the sons of Anak, were the most famous giants of Palestine. They dwelt at Hebron and thereabouts. The Israelites sent to view the promised land reported, that, in comparison, they themselves were but grasshoppers, Numbers 13:33 .
2. As to the existence of giants, several writers, both ancient and modern, have thought that the giants of Scripture were men famous for violence and crime, rather than for strength or stature. But it cannot be denied, that there have been races of men of a stature much above that common at present; although their size has often been absurdly magnified. The ancients considered persons whose stature exceeded seven feet as gigantic. Living giants have certainly been seen who were somewhat taller; but the existence of those who greatly surpassed it, or were double the height, has been inferred only from remains discovered in the earth, but not from the ocular testimony of credible witnesses. Were we to admit what has been reported on the subject, there would be no bounds to the dimensions of giants; the earth would seem unsuitable for them to tread upon. History, however, acquaints us that, in the reign of Claudius, a giant named Galbara, ten feet high, was brought to Rome from the coast of Africa. An instance is cited by Goropius, an author with whom we are otherwise unacquainted, of a female of equal stature. A certain Greek sophist, Proaeresius, is said to have been nine feet in height. Julius Capitolinus affirms that Maximinian, the Roman emperor, was eight feet and a half; there was a Swede, one of the life guards of Frederick the Great, of that size. M. Le Cat speaks of a giant exhibited at Rouen, measuring eight feet and some inches; and we believe some have been seen in this country, within the last thirty years, whose stature was not inferior. In Plott's "History of Staffordshire," there is an instance of a man of seven feet and a half high, and another, in Thoresby's account of Leeds, of seven feet five inches high. Examples may be found elsewhere of several individuals seven feet in height, below which, after the opinion of the ancients, we may cease to consider men gigantic. Entire families sometimes, though rarely, occur of six feet four, or six feet six inches high. From all this we may conclude, that there may have possibly been seen some solitary instances of men who were ten feet in height; that those of eight feet are extremely uncommon, and that even six feet and a half far exceeds the height of men in Europe. We may reasonably understand that the gigantic nations of Canaan were above the average size of other people, with instances among them of several families of gigantic stature. This is all that is necessary to suppose, in order to explain the account of Moses; but the notion that men have gradually degenerated in size has no foundation. There is no evidence whatever, that the modern tribes of mankind have thus degenerated. The catacombs of ancient Egypt and Palestine; the cenotaph, if it be truly such, in the great pyramid; the tomb of Alexander the Great, are all calculated for bodies of ordinary dimensions. The truth is still more satisfactorily established from the mummies which are yet withdrawn from their receptacles in Egypt, and the caverns of the Canary Islands. In the most ancient sepulchres of Britain, those apparently anterior to the introduction of Christianity, no remains are discovered which indicate the larger stature of the inhabitants than our own. In every part of the world domestic implements and personal ornaments, many centuries old, are obtained from tombs, from bogs and mosses, or those cities overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions, which would be ill adapted to a gigantic race of ancestors.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Giant
Emblem in art associated with Saint Christopher by reason of his supposed gigantic stature; possibly figuratively, symbolic of the excessive weight of his burden, Christ.

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Iant - ) Like a Giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, Giant brothers; a Giant son
Ogre - ) An imaginary monster, or hideous Giant of fairy tales, who lived on human beings; hence, any frightful Giant; a cruel monster
Giant - Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise. The judge is a Giant in his profession. Giants-causey, a vast collection of basaltic pillars in the county of Antrim, in Ireland. Like a Giant extraordinary in size or strength as Giant brothers a Giant son
Rephaim - See Giant
Ettin - ) A Giant
Iantly - ) Appropriate to a Giant
Igantesque - ) Befitting a Giant; bombastic; magniloquent
Iantize - ) To play the Giant
Antaean - ) Pertaining to Antaeus, a Giant athlete slain by Hercules
Brobdingnagian - ) A Giant
Giants - Giant, GiantS...
The Scripture speaks of such characters in the old world, Genesis 6:4. O'Brien, the Irish Giant so called, was said to have been nine feet high. (See 2 Samuel 21:16-22) The term for Giant in Hebrew is very singular; it is Nophel: meaning, a monster
Beth-Rapha - BETH-RAPHA (‘house of the Giant’?)
Afreet - ) A powerful evil jinnee, demon, or monstrous Giant
Livyatan - a Giant sea creature whose flesh will be served to the righteous in the Messianic age...
Ori'on - (the Giant ), a large and bright constellation of 80 stars, 17 large ones, crossed by the equinoctial line. " The Arabs called it" the Giant," referring to Nimrod, the mighty hunter who was fabled to have been bound in the sky for his impiety
Ishbi-Benob - A Philistine Giant, who attacked David and was slain by Abishai (2 Samuel 21:16-17)
Queller - ) A killer; as, Jack the Giant Queller
Saph - Extension, the son of the Giant whom Sibbechai slew (2 Samuel 21:18 ); called also Sippai (1 Chronicles 20:4 )
Rephaims - (Genesis 14:5) Those were probably the same as Moses takes notice of Deuteronomy 2:10-11, there called Emims, a people great and tall, which in times past, it is said, were called Giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims. Rapha means Giant, consequently Raphaim makes it plural Giants. In the margin of the Bible, (2 Samuel 21:18; 2Sa 21:20) to the name of Giant in each verse Rapha is preserved
Typhoean - ) Of or pertaining to Typhoeus (t/*f/"/s), the fabled Giant of Greek mythology, having a hundred heads; resembling Typhoeus
Goliath - a famous Giant of the city of Gath, who was slain by David, 1 Samuel 17:4-5 , &c. See GiantS
Saph - ” A Giant the men of David killed (2 Samuel 21:18 ). See Giants ; Rapha ; Rephaim ; Sibbechai
Ishbibenob - A Giant who was on the point of killing David in battle, but was slain by Abishai, 2 Samuel 21:16-17
Myeloplax - ) One of the huge multinucleated cells found in the marrow of bone and occasionally in other parts; a Giant cell
Ishbi-Benob - One of the four Philistines of the Giant stock who were slain by the mighty men of David ( 2 Samuel 21:15-17 )
Sibbecai, Sibbechai - The Hushathite who slew Saph, or Sippai, a Philistine Giant
Orion - The Orientals "appear to have conceived of this constellation under the figure of an impious Giant bound upon the sky. " This Giant was, according to tradition, Nimrod, the type of the folly that contends against God
Saph - One described as "of the sons of the Giant" (or Rapha), slain by Sibbechai
Rapha - ...
Margin of 1 Chronicles 20:4,6 , where "giant" is given in the text
Saph - (tall ), one of the sons of the Giant slain by Sibbechai the Hushathite
Sippai - (ssihp' pay i) Alternate rendering (1 Chronicles 20:4 ) of the name “Saph” (2 Samuel 21:18 ), a son of a Giant killed by Sibbechai the Hushathite
Saph - Of the sons of the Giant; slain by Sibbechai the Hushathite fighting with the Philistines at Gob or Gaza (2 Samuel 21:18)
Og - (giant , literally long-necked ), an Amoritish king of Bashan, whose rule extended over sixty cities. ( Joshua 13:12 ) He was one of the last representatives of the Giant race of Rephaim, and was, with his children and his people, defeated and exterminated by the Israelites at Edrei immediately after the conquest of Sihon
Rounceval - ) A Giant; anything large; a kind of pea called also marrowfat
Orion, - ' Supposed to refer to the constellation now known by this name, which Orientals call 'the Giant
Tatou - ) The Giant armadillo (Priodontes gigas) of tropical South America
Giant - Giant. " The sons of Anak are usually looked upon as Giants. The king of Basban, Deuteronomy 3:11, and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:4, were warlike and dreaded Giants
Goliath - Name of a famous Giant of Geth, against whom David fought, and whom he killed. Each day, for 40 days, this Giant came forth from the camp of the Philistines, and by words of contempt, provoked the Israelites to a single combat. David alone dared to accept the challenge; advancing with only staff, sling, and stones, towards Goliath, he struck the Giant in the forehead wlth a stone, with such force that the latter fell to the earth
Og - According to the Midrash, he was a Giant who survived the Flood
Sibbecai - He slew the Giant Saph in the battle of Gob (2 Samuel 21:18 ; RSV, "Sibbechai")
Fulmar - Among the well-known species are the arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) (called also fulmar petrel, malduck, and mollemock), and the Giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea)
Goliath - The Giant of Gath, who for forty days defied the armies of Israel. Goliath's brother , named Lahmi, also a Giant, is evidently the one spoken of in 2 Samuel 21:19 , compare 1 Chronicles 20:5
Goliath -
A famous Giant of Gath, who for forty days openly defied the armies of Israel, but was at length slain by David with a stone from a sling (1 Samuel 17:4 ). ...
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In 2 Samuel 21:19 there is another Giant of the same name mentioned as slain by Elhanan. " The Authorized Version interpolates the words "the brother of" from 1 Chronicles 20:5 , where this Giant is called Lahmi
Og - a king of Bashan; being a Giant of the race of the Rephaim. See GiantS
Ossifrage - (ahss ssi frayge) English applies ossifrage to three birds: the bearded vulture; the osprey; and the Giant petrel
Sea Devil - (1):...
Any large cephalopod, as a large Octopus, or a Giant squid (Architeuthis)
Rapha - Rapha, occurs in the margin of 2 Samuel 21:16,18,20 ; 1 Chronicles 20:4 , where it is 'the Giant' in the text
Goliath - A celebrated Giant of Gath, who challenged the armies of Israel, and was encountered and slain by David. See GiantS
Ferris Wheel - An amusement device consisting of a Giant power-driven steel wheel, revolvable on its stationary axle, and carrying a number of balanced passenger cars around its rim; - so called after G
Ahi'Man -
One of the three Giant Anakim who inhabited Mount Hebron, (Numbers 13:22,23 ) seen by Caleb and the spies
Beth-Rapha - (behth-ray' fuh) Place name meaning, “house of a Giant
Ahimam - He, Sheshai, and Talmai were the three Giant Anakim brothers seen by Caleb and the spies in mount Hebron (Numbers 13:22-23)
Goliath - A Giant of Gath, who for forty days defied the armies of Israel
Orion - (oh ri' uhn) Constellation bearing the name of a Giant Greek hunter who, according to myth, was bound and placed in the heavens
Emim - A Giant war-like race, which occupied the region E
Sibbecai - Fought singly with Saph or Sippal, the Philistine Giant in the battle at Gezer or Gob (1 Chronicles 20:4)
Sibbec(h)ai - Member of David's army who killed a Giant or, more literally, a descendant of the Rephaim (2 Samuel 21:18 REB)
Orion - In Job 38:31 , fetters are ascribed to him; and this coincides with the Greek fable of the Giant Orion, bound in the heavens for an unsuccessful war against the gods
Modern Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan's allegory, written in a crude and tedious style and containing a portrayal of the sovereign pontiff as "Giant Pope" who, grown old, is no longer able to harm the pilgrims
og - The Amorite king of Bashan, one of the Giant warriors who ruled over sixty cities, inhabited by a hardy and warlike race
Talmai - One of three Anakim (giant, pre-Israelite inhabitants of Canaan) residing in Hebron (Numbers 13:22 )
Lahmi - Brother of the Giant Goliath
Zamzummims - A Giant race identified with the Zuzim of Genesis 14:5
Kangaroo - The Giant kangaroo (Macropus major) is the largest species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total length
Anakim - ...
Hence we find a Giant race among the Philistines, and in Gath, in David's days (1 Samuel 17; 2 Samuel 21:15-22); an undesigned coincidence between the independent histories Joshua and 1 and 2 Samuel, confirming the truth of both. Their chief city Hebron became Caleb's possession for his faith, shown in having no fear of their Giant stature since the Lord was on Israel's side (Joshua 15:14; Judges 1:20; compare Numbers 13:22; Numbers 13:28; Numbers 13:30-33; Numbers 14:24)
Sling - With a sling and a stone David smote the Philistine Giant (1 Samuel 17:40,49 )
Argob - The land bears still the appearance of having been called the 'land of Giants' under the Giant Og. These ancient cities of Bashan probably contain the very oldest specimens of domestic architecture in the world" (Porter's Giant Cities)
Og - He was a Giant
Constellation - The word some interpret by "the Giant" in this place, "some heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety
Talmai - One of the three Giant sons of Anak slain at Hebron or Kirjath Arba (their dwelling place at the time of the spies, Numbers 13:22) by the men of Judah under Caleb (Judges 1:10; Joshua 15:14)
Og - He was a Giant in stature, on e of the last of the Rephaim who had possessed that region; and his iron bedstead, fourteen feet long, was preserved after his death as a relic
Giant - Giant...
I. ]'>[3] , is used of several probably different aboriginal peoples of Palestine, and probably meant ‘giants. ...
There is a well-known tendency among ancient peoples to regard their aborigines either as Giants or as dwarfs, according as they were a taller or a shorter race than themselves. ), and a monster with 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot are called ‘sons of the Giant. ‘The Giant’ is probably used generically, meaning that they were all ‘giants. Though Goliath in the well-known story is not called a Giant, he was certainly the typical Giant of the OT. Even if the story is not historical in its present form, it arose out of the conflicts which David and his men were frequently having with those Philistine Giants. There is no mention of the Rephaim or of a single Giant after David’s time. We find here some interesting allusions: (1) to the supposed destruction of the Nephîlîm by the Flood ( Wis 14:6 , Sir 16:7 , Bar 3:26-28 ); (2) to the slaughter of the ‘giant’ by David ( Sir 47:4 )
Jachin And Boaz - Their function appears to have been primarily ornamental, though some have suggested they may have been Giant incense stands
Goli'Ath - (splendor ), a famous Giant of Gath, who "morning and evening for forty days" defied the armies of Israel. ) He was possibly descended from the old Rephaim [1], of whom a scattered remnant took refuge with the Philistines after their dispersion by the Ammonites
Abishai - In a battle with the Philistines, he rescued David, and slew Ishbi-benob the Giant, 2 Samuel 21:16,17
Abishai - He rescued David from Ishbi-benob the Giant
Kerioth - long, and the doors slabs of single stones; the work probably of the Giant Emim, the name Kerioth too being perhaps of Anakim origin
Ishbibenob - ” Traditionally, this has been connected with the Rephaim and translated “giant” (KJV, TEV, NAS, REB, NRSV)
Shobach - 1) makes him a Giant of the Ammonites equal to Goliath, while the Samaritan Chronicle, sometimes called ‘the book of Joshua
Fable - In this story a thistle thinks that it is equal to the Giant cedars of Lebanon and gets trampled by a wild beast of the forest
Samson - (Σαμψών)...
Samson was the popular hero of the tribe of Dan who began to deliver Israel from the Philistines, the Nazirite whose secret of strength lay in his hair, the blinded Giant who prayed for power to avenge himself and his country in the hour of his death (Judges 13-16)
Abishai - He killed Isbi-benob, the Philistine Giant who threatened David (2 Samuel 21:15-17 )
Abishai - He slew the Philistine Giant Ishbi-benob, who threatened David's life (2 Samuel 21:15-17 )
Giants - The Hindu tradition of two races, Suras and Asuras, and the Greek legend that the demi-gods were sons of the gods and that the Titan Giants sprang from the union of heaven and earth, flow from the history of Genesis 6 corrupted. Moreover nephilim is applied to the Giant in the report of the spies (Numbers 13:33); compare on the Anakim ("longnecked") about Hebron, Debir, Ahab, and the mountains of Judah and Israel, Deuteronomy 2:10; Deuteronomy 2:21; Deuteronomy 9:2. Og, the Giant king of Bashan, was the last of them (Deuteronomy 3:11). of Jerusalem, "the valley of the Giants" (Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:16; 2 Samuel 5:18; 2 Samuel 5:22; 2 Samuel 23:13). Rephaim was used for "the dead," or their "ghosts" (Job 26:5, translated "the souls of the dead tremble; (the places) under the waters, and their inhabitants (tremble)"; Psalms 88:11; Proverbs 2:18; Proverbs 21:16; Isaiah 14:9; Isaiah 26:14; Isaiah 26:19) perhaps because scheol or hades was thought the abode of the buried Giants. Possibly "tall" was the primary sense (Gesenius); then the tall national Rephaim; then Giants in guilt, as in might; these being doomed to gehenna , the term became the general one for "ghosts. The ruined cities of Bashan are thought by many to evidence their possession formerly by Giant races. The success of David and his heroes against Goliath and the Giants of Philistia (a remnant of the old Giant races) illustrates the divine principle that physical might and size are nothing worth, nay are but beaststrength, when severed from God and arrayed against the people of God
Abishai - In a battle with the Philistines he rescued David, and slew Ish bi-benob the Giant, 2 Samuel 21:16-17
ba'Shan - See Porter's "Giant Cities of Bashan
Nephilim - ]'>[1] ‘giants’). That these Giants were popularly identified with the demigods of Genesis 6:4 , there is no reason to doubt. Giant
Sin: Insidious Nature of - In the gardens of Hampton Court you will see many trees entirely vanquished and well nigh strangled by huge coils of ivy, which are wound about them like the snakes around the unhappy Laocoon: there is no untwisting the folds, they are too Giant-like, and fast fixed, and every hour the rootlets of the climber are sucking the life out of the unhappy tree
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The great Giant had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, for he represented the perfect example of that race of Giants
Samson - He was not a Giant in size; his exploits were wrought by special divine aid; "the Spirit of God came mightily upon him
Goliath - A Giant, said to have been a descendant of the early race of Anakim. ’ The fact that David brings the Giant’s sword as an offering into the sanctuary at Nob points in the same direction
Bed, Bedstead - The bedstead of Og the Giant king of Bashan was of iron, 9 cubits long (about 13 feet 6 inches) and 4 cubits wide (6 feet)
Troll - ) A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive size, but sometimes as a Giant, and fabled to inhabit caves, hills, and like places; a witch
Rephaim - The Giant Goliath and others were the remains of the Rephaim, or of the kindred family of Anakim. ...
THE VALLEY OF THE REPHAIM, OR GiantS, was famous in Joshua's time, Joshua 15:8 17:15 18:16 , and in the time of David, who here defeated the Philistines, 2 Samuel 5:18,22 1 Chronicles 11:6 14:9
Gath - (a wine press ), one of the five royal cities of the Philistines; ( Joshua 13:3 ; 1 Samuel 6:17 ) and the native place of the Giant Goliath
Og - The conquest of this powerful Giant king lingered long in the imagination of the Israelites as one of the chief exploits of the conquest ( Psalms 135:11 ; Psalms 136:20 )
Jehonathan - King David's nephew who slew a Giant from Gath (2 Samuel 21:22 )
Shammah - He is the same as Shimeah , father of Jonadab ( 2 Samuel 13:3 ), the Shimea of 1 Chronicles 2:16 , and the Shimei , father of Jonathan who slew the Giant ( 2 Samuel 21:21 )
Rephaim - KJV regularly translated Rephaim as “giants” (except Genesis 14:5 ; Genesis 15:20 and some references to the valley or land of the Rephaim). NAS and RSV used the translation “giants” only in reference to individual Giants in 2Samuel and 1Chronicles. NIV avoided the translation “giant” completely, using “Rephaim” when referring to the valley or land, “Rephaites” when referring to the pre-Israelite inhabitants, and “descendant of Rapha” for individuals in 2Samuel and 1Chronicles
Goliath - Now Moses records the spies' report (Numbers 13:32-33) of Canaan, "there we saw the Giants, the sons of Anak, which came of the Giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers. "...
Thus three independent witnesses, Moses, Joshua, and Samuel, in the most undesigned way confirm the fact that Goliath was a Giant of Gath
Abishai - ...
He commanded one third of David's army at the battle with Absalom (2 Samuel 18), and rescued David when waxing faint and in imminent peril from the Giant Ishbi-benob (2 Samuel 21:15-17)
Jesse - On this occasion he sends David to the Israelite camp with provisions for his brothers; this was destined to be a long separation between Jesse and his son, for after David’s victory over the Philistine Giant he entered definitely into Saul’s service
Rephaim - Because Deuteronomy 2:11 counts them with the Anakim , who were Giants, and 2 Samuel 21:18-22 says that the sons of a certain Rapha (see RVm [1] ) were Giants, it has been supposed by some that Rephaim means ‘giants,’ and was given to a race as their name by their neighbours because of their stature. Giant
Abel-Beth-Maacha - Probably Abel lay in the Ard el Huleh, the marshy land which the sea of Merom drains; perhaps at Abil (Robinson, 3:372), a village on the top of a little conical hill (Porter, Giant Cities of Bashan)
Abilene - ; Porter, Giant Cities of Bashan, 352 I
Giant - ' In the plural and with the article it is treated as a proper name, the REPHAIM,or sons of Raphah, a race of Giants who lived beyond the Jordan, from whom Og the Giant king of Bashan descended. The various ancient versions confirm the translation of 'giants
David, King - During the Philistine war, David, relying on God, slew the Giant Goliath and won the friendship of Jonathan, son of Saul
Rab'Bah - When first named it is mentioned as containing the bed or sarcophagus of the Giant Og
Caesarea - The Arab and the shepherd avoid the spot’ (Giant Cities, 235). Porter, The Giant Cities of Bashan, 1873, p
Thorns - ' Giant thistles, growing to the height of a man on horseback, frequently spread over regions once rich and fruitful, as they do on the pampas of South America; and many of the most interesting historic spats and ruins are rendered almost inaccessible by thickets of fiercely-armed buckthorns
Trachonitis - 268–272, Giant Cities of Bashan, 24–97: Graham in Jour
Ark - The shape more closely approximates a Giant block. The length was 300 cubits (about 450 feet), the width was 50 cubits (about 75 feet), and the height was 30 cubits (about 45 feet), overall dimensions that resemble the dimensions of a Giant house (Genesis 6:15 )
Jonathan - He slew a Giant in Gath
Bashan-Havoth-Jair - The words "unto this day" do not imply a long interval between the naming and the time of Moses' address, but mark the wonderful change due to God's gift, that the Giant Og's 60 fenced cities are now become Havoth Jair! In the time of the judges, 30 were in possession of the judge Jair (Judges 10:4), so that the old name, Havoth Jair, was revived
Dancing - Sometimes they were in honor of a conqueror, as in the case of David, 1 Samuel 18:6,7 ; when he had slain the Philistine Giant, "the women came out all the cities of Israel singing and dancing
Argob (2) - The land bears still the appearance of having been "called the land of Giants," under the Giant Og
Hope - One by one the Giant forest kings were overthrown, but the labor was immense and incessant
Cedar - The name of Lamartine, carved on one of the Giant trees 109 years ago, is fresh and legible today
Giant - Scripture speaks of Giants before the flood: "Nephilim, mighty men who were of old, men of renown," Genesis 6:4 . Scripture sometimes calls Giants Rephaim: Chedorlaomer beat the Rephaim at Ashteroth-Karnaim. The Anakim, or the sons of Anak, were the most famous Giants of Palestine. As to the existence of Giants, several writers, both ancient and modern, have thought that the Giants of Scripture were men famous for violence and crime, rather than for strength or stature. Living Giants have certainly been seen who were somewhat taller; but the existence of those who greatly surpassed it, or were double the height, has been inferred only from remains discovered in the earth, but not from the ocular testimony of credible witnesses. Were we to admit what has been reported on the subject, there would be no bounds to the dimensions of Giants; the earth would seem unsuitable for them to tread upon. History, however, acquaints us that, in the reign of Claudius, a Giant named Galbara, ten feet high, was brought to Rome from the coast of Africa. Le Cat speaks of a Giant exhibited at Rouen, measuring eight feet and some inches; and we believe some have been seen in this country, within the last thirty years, whose stature was not inferior
Nimrod - he was the first of Noah's descendants who became renowned for bold and daring deeds, the Septuagint "giant" (compare Genesis 6:4; Genesis 6:13; Isaiah 13:3). Eastern tradition pictures hint a heaven-storming Giant chained by God, among the constellations, as Orion, Hebrew Κeciyl , "fool" or "wicked
Ship - ...
God’s judgment on the greedy commercial Giant Phoenicia (Tyre) was pictured by the prophet Ezekiel as the sinking of a great ship
Caleb - ...
The spies returned with a report that although Canaan was a fertile land, its inhabitants were fearsome, particularly the Giant people of Anak who lived in the region of Hebron (Numbers 13:21-29; see ANAK)
Jonathan - Son of Shimea or Shimeah, David's brother; slew a Philistine Giant (2 Samuel 21:21 ; 1 Chronicles 20:7 )
Bed - The Giant Og had one of iron, a marvel in those days (one made of palm sticks is common in the present day), and required by his enormous weight and size (Deuteronomy 3:11)
Gilead - Chedorlaomer attacked the Giant Zuzim in Ham, i
Armour - The Giant wore Greaves of brass upon his legs
Armor - It was the weapon of Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:7; 1 Samuel 17:45; 2 Samuel 21:19; 1 Chronicles 20:5, and also of other Giants, 2 Samuel 23:21; 1 Chronicles 11:23, and mighty warriors, 2 Samuel 2:23; 2 Samuel 23:18; 1 Chronicles 11:11; 1 Chronicles 11:20. This simple weapon, with which David killed the Giant Philistine, was the natural attendant of a shepherd
Arms - It was the weapon of Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:7; 1 Samuel 17:45; 2 Samuel 21:19; 1 Chronicles 20:5, and also of other Giants, 2 Samuel 23:21; 1 Chronicles 11:23, and mighty warriors, 2 Samuel 2:23; 2 Samuel 23:18; 1 Chronicles 11:11; 1 Chronicles 11:20. This simple weapon, with which David killed the Giant Philistine, was the natural attendant of a shepherd
Arms, Armor - It was the weapon of Goliath, ( 1 Samuel 17:7,45 ; 2 Samuel 21:19 ; 1 Chronicles 20:5 ) and also of other Giants, (2 Samuel 23:21 ; 1 Chronicles 11:23 ) and mighty warriors. ...
The SLING is first mentioned in (Judges 20:16 ) This simple weapon, with which David killed the Giant Philistine, was the natural attendant of a shepherd
Jonathan - He killed the Giant who had twelve fingers and twelve toes
Bashan - Og, the Giant king of Bashan, "came out" from the rugged strongholds of Argob to encounter them, and perished with all his people (Numbers 21:33-35; Deuteronomy 3:1-5; Deuteronomy 3:12-13)
David - ...
At a later date the Philistines with the Giant Goliath threatened Israel (1 Samuel 17:1 ). ...
A Sinner David was a Giant among godly leaders, but he remained human as his sin with Bathsheba and Uriah showed
da'Vid - (1 Samuel 17:34,35 ) It was some years after this that David suddenly appears before his brothers in the camp of the army, and hears the defiant challenge of the Philistine Giant Goliath. With his shepherd's sling and five small pebbles he goes forth and defeats the Giant
Samson - Samson was not of Giant size as were some of the Philistines (1 Samuel 17); his strength was not brute natural strength, but spiritual, bound up with fidelity to his Nazarite vow
David - in His Races - Take and read and hear what David says to the Philistine Giant about God, and you will see somewhat of his youthful faith in God. That is the same man who sometime went out against the Giant, and against the bear, and against the lion in the name and in the strength of God. When I was a child I used every Sabbath-day to read David's challenge to the Giant, and I thought I was sanctifying the Sabbath over that Scripture
Nimrod - Dante, also, Moses' equal in condensation and in force, lets us see that vast, vague, looming, swelling, gibbering Giant in his thirty-first Inferno. O senseless spirit! shouts Virgil at the Giant
David - David's spirit was stirred within him when he heard the boasting of Goliath against the God of Israel, and he then told how in secret he had protected the sheep and had slain the lion and the bear: in the name of God the Giant would also be overcome. His faith was in Israel's God, and the Giant was slain. There were still wars with the Philistines, in one of which David nearly lost his life: four Giants were slain, and a song of thanksgiving was rendered to God
Saul - This seems to be an effort to explain why David did not receive Saul’s daughter after he had slain the Giant
David - Providence soon led him to visit the camp, and gave to his noble valor and faith the victory over the Giant champion Goliath
David - His father is in the habit of sending him to the Israelite camp with provisions for his three eldest brothers, who are among the warriors of the Israelite army; on one such occasion he finds the camp in consternation on account of the defiance of a Philistine hero, the Giant Goliath. David gathers these details from different people in the camp, and, feeling sure of the help of Jahweh, determines to fight the Giant. After mutual defiance, David slings one of his stones; the Giant is hit, and falls down dead; David rushes up, draws the sword of the dead warrior, and cuts off his head
Deuteronomy, the Book of - His notices of the children of Esau supplanting the Horims by God's help, and Moab supplanting the Giant Emim (Deuteronomy 2:9-13) are made the argument why Israel need not, as their fathers, fear the Giant Anakims
Flowers - For example, in 1 Kings 14:15 the Giant reed Arundo donax may be meant
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - Human existence pales before this Giant reality. ...
Third, the certain coming of that day with its dark side of judgment and its bright side of a Giant transformation encompassing human beings, human society, the world's physical environment, and the cosmos as such, calls on believers especially to live in its light
Satan - It was from the offspring of these sinful unions the ‘giants’ or nephîlîm that the demons were sprung. In Enoch the demons, who are represented as the evil spirits which went forth from the souls of the Giant offspring of the fallen watchers, exercise an evil activity, working moral ruin on the earth till the final judgment
Jonathan - At once "a wise man and learned scribe and counselor" (for the Hebrew dod , "uncle," means a relative and so "nephew": 1 Chronicles 27:32; 2 Samuel 21:21; 1 Chronicles 20:7), and a brave warrior who like David slew a Giant Philistine, of Gath, remarkable for six toes and six fingers
Inn - Porter, Giant Cities of Bashan, 1866, pp
Hammurabi - This Giant structure may have influenced the biblical writer in...
his narrative of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:4-9 )
Moab - Israel was forbidden to meddle with them (Judges 11:9; Deuteronomy 23:3-4) on account of the tie of blood through Lot, Abraham's nephew, for Jehovah gave Ar unto the children of Lot, having dispossessed the Giant Emims
Benjamin - A Benjamite, head of a family of Giant men; son of Bilhan (1 Chronicles 7:10)
David - His brother Shimeah had two sons connected with his subsequent history, Jonadab, the subtle, bad, selfish adviser of incestuous Amnon (2 Samuel 13:3; 2 Samuel 13:32-33), and Jonathan who killed a Giant of Gath (2 Samuel 21:21). ) David, whom neither beast nor Giant had shaken from his trust in the Lord, now through temporary unbelief told a lie, which involved the unsuspecting high priest and all his subordinates in one indiscriminate massacre, through Doeg's information to Saul
Samuel, First Book of - His victory over the Giant is a striking type of Christ's victory over the power of Satan in the cross
Enoch - When I first heard tell that there was a Book of Enoch, did I not promise myself a great treat! What an autobiography that must be! I wonder, will Enoch enter into particulars, I said to myself, and will he give instances, and tell in plain pedestrian words, giving chapter and verse, and step after step, just as I can understand it and imitate it, how he, Enoch, walked with God: really, and on his own solid feet, and on this solid earth, how he walked with God? But when I made an effort and got the book, what was I in every chapter introduced to and made to walk with, but cherubim and seraphim, principalities and powers, angels and devils, seven holy ones, and four holy ones, and three holy ones; behemoth and leviathan; wild camels, wild boars, wild dogs; eagles and elephants and foxes; Giant men and siren women-till I rose up and put Enoch in my shelf and took down William Law
Joshua - In six years six nations and 31 kings, including the Giant Anakim, their former dread, fell before Joshua
War, Holy War - His first success over the Giant Goliath was because he came not trusting in weapons but in the name of the Lord (17:45)
Jeremiah - The Giant power of Asshur, which for a century had dominated Israel’s world, is in rapid decline, and is threatened by the new Median State on its eastern border; Nahum (wh
Possession - _ On the other hand, a person who becomes hot and burning, is twisted or tortured, slowly pines away as if being eaten up, is thrown helpless on the ground, into water or fire, writhing and jerking, exhibits the strength of a Giant or the fury of a wild beast, strips off his clothes, raves in a voice not his own-such a one seems to be, and was by the men of the lower culture believed to be, possessed by a maleficent spirit