New International Version
(The Emites used to live there--a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites.
King James Bible
The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
Darby Bible Translation
(The Emim dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall as the Anakim.
World English Bible
(The Emim lived therein before, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim:
Young's Literal Translation
'The Emim formerly have dwelt in it, a people great, and numerous, and tall, as the Anakim;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Emims dwelt therein - Calmet supposes that these people were destroyed in the war made against them by Chedorlaomer and his allies, Genesis 14:5. Lot possessed their country after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. They are generally esteemed as giants; probably they were a hardy, fierce, and terrible people, who lived, like the wandering Arabs, on the plunder of others. This was sufficient to gain them the appellation of giants, or men of prodigious stature. See next verse, Deuteronomy 2:11 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
All the nations here mentioned appear to have been the posterity of Ham, who lay under the prophetical curse of Noah, which was thus executed upon this part of then by the Moabites and Edomites.
LibraryA Great Part of South Judea Cut Off under the Second Temple. Jewish Idumean.
The Talmudic girdle ends, as you see, in "Kadesh, Barnea, and Ascalon." Hence it cannot but be observed, that these two places are placed, as it were, in parallel; and whatsoever space lies between Ascalon and the river of Egypt, is excluded,--to wit, fifty-four miles. And one might, indeed, almost see some footsteps of that exclusion under the first Temple, in that very common expression, "From Dan even to Beer-sheba." This country, that was excluded, was something barren. The Talmudists speak thus …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim
Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, 'The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.'"
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