New Nave’s Topical Bible (Zamzummims)
ZAMZUMMIMS, called also ZUZIMS. A race of giants, Gen. 14:5; Deut. 2:20, 21.ZAMZUMMITES. See ZAMZUMMIMS.
However the people living in the land are fierce, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover, we saw the ‘Anakim there.
What sort of place is it that we’re heading for? Our brothers made our courage fail when they said, “The people are bigger and taller than we are; the cities are great and fortified up to the sky; and finally, we have seen ‘Anakim there.” ’
(The Emim used to live there, a great and numerous people as tall as the ‘Anakim.
They are also considered Refa’im, as are the ‘Anakim, but the Mo’avim call them Emim.
They were a large, numerous people, as tall as the ‘Anakim; but Adonai destroyed them as the people of ‘Amon advanced and settled in their place—
a people great and tall, the ‘Anakim, whom you know about and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the descendants of ‘Anak?’
Y’hoshua at that time came and cut off the ‘Anakim from the land—from Hevron, D’vir, ‘Anav and from all the hill-country of Y’hudah and Isra’el; Y’hoshua utterly destroyed them and their cities.
No ‘Anakim were left in the land of the people of Isra’el—only in ‘Azah, Gat and Ashdod did some remain.
Therefore, give me this hill, the one Adonai spoke about on that day; for on that day you heard how the ‘Anakim were there with great, fortified cities; perhaps Adonai will be with me, and I will drive them away, as Adonai said.”
(Hevron was formerly called Kiryat-Arba; this Arba was the greatest man among the ‘Anakim.) Then the land had rest from war.