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Biblical references to giants:
Genesis 6:4 – ‘There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown’.
Numbers 13:33 – ‘And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight’.
Deuteronomy 1:28 – ‘Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, the people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there’.
2:10 – ‘The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; 11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims’.
2:20 – References to a ‘race’ of giants who: ‘dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; 21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead’:
3:11 – ‘For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man’. (This bed is 6 feet wide, 14 feet long and King Og’s height is estimated at least 12 feet.)
Joshua xv. 14; Judges i. 20; and Numbers xiii. 33 – ANAK, father of the Anakim. ‘The Hebrew spies said they were mere grass-hoppers in comparison with these giants’