These people, as well as the Anakites, are also considered Rephaites;
They are a people as powerful, numerous, and tall as the Anakites. But the Lord destroyed the Rephaites
No Anakites were left in Israelite territory, though some remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.
They include the Anakites,
(Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba. Arba was a famous Anakite.
What is going to happen to us? Our brothers have drained away our courage
At that time Joshua attacked and eliminated the Anakites from the hill country
Now, assign me this hill country which the Lord promised me at that time! No doubt you heard at that time that the Anakites live there in large, fortified cities.