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Arba was a great man among the Anakims. (Joshua 14:15)
Arba the father of Anak (Joshua 21:11)
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.
Like the Anakim they are also counted as Rephaim,
And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
Og king of Bashan was the last of the Rephaites. His bed was decorated with iron and was more than nine cubits long and four cubits wide.
14 Caleb removed the three sons of Anak from there: Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai. They were the offspring of Anak. 15 Then he went up from there against the population of Debir. Debir used to be called Kiriath-sepher. 16 Caleb said, “I will give Achsah my daughter in marriage to whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it.” 17 So Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, captured it, and Caleb gave him Achsah his daughter in marriage.
Within the period of Ehud's Judgeship, the Jews in the south of the Land of Israel were enslaved by the Philistines. Their deliverer was Shamgar, the son of Anath. He was a very strong man and "slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox-goad," and he rescued Israel from the yoke of the Philistines.
a wise woman named Deborah, the wife of Lapidoth, renowned as a prophetess became leader of Israel
Situated along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the Philistines, descendants of the giant races that had once possessed Canaan , They began to push further inland. Samson a Hebrew from Nazareth fell in love with a philistine woman who eventually betrayed him into slavery.
For some time, the Philistines had been extending their rule over large parts of Israel. The Jews were paying a yearly tax to the Philistines, who were represented in Israel by a governor. This representative of the Philistine government did not allow the Jews to possess any armaments, for fear of a rebellion. Even farm implements that had to be sharpened had to be taken to the Philistine over Lords who, for a price, used to sharpen them. Not a sword was to be found in all Israel. Only Saul and his son Jonathan, possessed this priceless weapon. Saul was determined to expel the Philistines from the Hebrew territory. Saul was left with only six hundred men. Realizing his great responsibility, Saul remained to wage war against the Philistines with his six hundred men. His brave son Jonathan also remained with him.
1 Samuel 17:4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
5:18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
5:22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
21:16 And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David. 17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. 18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant. 19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. 20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. 21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother of David slew him. 22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
11:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian’s hand was a spear like a weaver’s beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and slew him with his own spear.
These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
5000 years ago, the population was 14 million.
What has the world's population been over the last 5000 years? - Quora
originally posted by: willzilla
Most don’t realize that the Hebrew people went to war with giants. They weren’t normal people by any means. They purged the land of them. There was giants in the days before the flood, and after.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: ancienthistorian
I think the Tera eruption ( with debatable dates) spurned the Sea People invasions of points East