2:10 (The Emites 1 used to live there, a people as powerful, numerous, and tall as the Anakites.
2:21 They are a people as powerful, numerous, and tall as the Anakites. But the Lord destroyed the Rephaites 2 in advance of the Ammonites, 3 so they dispossessed them and settled down in their place.
9:2 They include the Anakites, 4 a numerous 5 and tall people whom you know about and of whom it is said, “Who is able to resist the Anakites?”
1 sn Emites. These giant people, like the Anakites (Deut 1:28), were also known as Rephaites (v. 11). They appear elsewhere in the narrative of the invasion of the kings of the east where they are said to have lived around Shaveh Kiriathaim, perhaps 9 to 11 mi (15 to 18 km) east of the north end of the Dead Sea (Gen 14:5).
2 tn Heb “them”; the referent (the Rephaites) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “them”; the referent (the Ammonites) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “great and tall.” Many English versions understand this to refer to physical size or strength rather than numbers (cf. “strong,” NIV, NCV, NRSV, NLT).