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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Giants,

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men of extraordinary size or height.
  1. They are first spoken of in (Genesis 6:4 ) under the name Nephilim. We are told in (Genesis 6:1-4 ) that "there were Nephilim in the earth," and that afterwards the "sons of God" mingling with the beautiful "daughters of mens produced a race of violent and insolent Gibborim (Authorized Version "mighty men").
  2. The Rephalim, a name which frequently occurs. The earliest mention of them is the record of their defeat by Chedorlaomer and some allied kings at Ashteroth Karnaim. The "valley of Rephaim," (2 Samuel 5:18 ; 1 Chronicles 11:15 ; Isaiah 17:5 ) a rich valley southwest of Jerusalem, derived its name from them. They were probably an aboriginal people of which the EMIM, ANAKIM and ZUZIM [which see] were branches. [See also GOLIATH ]

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Giants,'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/g/giants.html. 1901.

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