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Zamzummim

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or ZUZIM, a gigantic race of people, who, together with the Rephaim and Emim, men of like stature, occupied, in the time of Abraham, the country east of Jordan and the Dead Sea, where they were routed by Chedorlaomer, and from which they were afterward expelled by the Ammonites, Deuteronomy 2:20-21 . These, together with the Anakim, another family of giants, were all evidently of a race foreign to the original inhabitants of the countries where they were found; they were probably tribes of invading Cushites. The Vulgate and the Septuagint say, they were conquered with the Rephaim in Ashteroth-Karnaim. The Chaldee interpreters have taken Zuzim in the sense of an appellative, for stout and valiant men; and the Septuagint have rendered the word Zuzim, εθνη ισχυρα , robust nations. We meet with the word Zuzim only in Genesis 14:5 .


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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Zamzummim'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wtd/z/zamzummim.html. 1831-2.

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