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Talmai

(tăl`mī), in the Bible. 1 King of Geshur and grandfather of Absalom, who took refuge with him. 2 One of the three sons of 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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Caleb dislodged from there the three Anakites: Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, descendants of Anak.
Other mixed marriages reported without censure from the tribe of Judah include Judah himself with Bath-shua, a Canaanite (1 Chr 2:3); Jether the Ishmaelite with Abigail the sister of David (1 Chr 2:17); David with Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur (1 Chr 3:2); a Judahite Mered with Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh (1 Chr 4:18); (8) and some of the descendants of Judah's son Shelah with Moabites (1 Chr 4:22).
The Ptolemy kings were referred, in general, as Talmai.
According to that talmudic passage, Tamar was the daughter of Maacah, daughter of Talmai King of Geshur.
and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur" 1 Chronicles 3:1-2: "Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto him in Hebron; ...
The name Bartholomew is Aramaic for "son of Talmai" ("Bartholomew").
Furrowed indeed, Talmai appears as two distinct figures in the Old Testament.
The Talmai of the Book of Numbers functions as a kind of Edenic covering cherub preventing Moses's entry into the Promised Land and prolonging his people's wanderings in the wilderness.
Another confluence concerns the grapes picked by Moses's spies as they observe Talmai.
"Talmai." Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature.