Nephilim


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Nephilim

(nēfĭl`ĭm), in the Bible, Hebrew word of no known meaning, denoting peoples of gigantic stature with superhuman strength. The term is translated as "giants" in the Authorized Version. The Book of Genesis refers to Nephilim as the offspring of marriages between "daughters of humans" and "sons of God." See also AnakAnak
, according to a folk tradition in the Bible, an ancestor of the Anakim, a tribe of giants inhabiting Hebron and its vicinity at the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan. Arba is cited as Anak's father, and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai as his sons.
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Nephilim

race dwelling in Canaan before Israelites. [O.T.: Genesis 6:4]
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