Since Moses never mentions the Anakim as coming from the Nephilim, this may be the part that the spies fabricated in order to support their case against entering the land. In addition to Goliath, David and his men killed four other giants—all from Gath: . On top of this, Og is said to be the last remnant of the Rephaim. Deuteronomy 1:28; 2:10). Both Joshua 12:4 and 13:12 also say Og was of the remnant of the Rephaim, which the LXX interestingly translates as “giants” (γιγάντων). Deuteronomy 2 provides some interesting information about the Rephaim. When Moses sent his spies to scout the Promised Land so the children of Israel could enter it, the spies reported seeing beings there who were giants.

All contributed content represents the views of the contributor and does not necessarily represent the views of In the context of Genesis 6, God sent the flood to wipe out violent humans, including the Nephilim, seen in the language of “all flesh” (Genesis 6:12-13). As noted above, Rapha is probably a proper name of a giant from whom Goliath was descended. Moses Defeats Og of Bashan, One of the Last Rephaim (Deuteronomy 3). . Second, the Philistines, with whom the Anakim remained, became Israel’s chief enemy during the time of Samuel. These groups, including the Amalekites, Amorites, and Anakim-Rephaim, were still in the land during the time of Joshua (Numbers 13:29, 33). And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them (Numbers 13:32-33). Like the Anakim, they are also regarded as Rephaim, but the Moabites call them Emim. And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, struck down Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.

Elhanan killed Goliath the Gittite (though 1 Chronicles 20:5 says he struck down “Lahmi the brother of Goliath”). Seeing that a cubit was about 18 inches, Og’s bed was about 13 feet 6 inches long.

David killed Goliath with a stone to the head, and then he cut off Goliath’s head (1 Samuel 17:48-51). However, the Nephilim are linked with the later Anakim and Rephaim. We are told that both Og and Sihon were considered Amorite kings (Deuteronomy 3:8). The Anakim apparently became aligned with Israel’s new enemy, the Philistines. First, this means the task that God gave Israel to drive out the Canaanites was not complete (seen more clearly in Judges 1–2). This connection is seen when we understand that the Promised Land typifies the whole world in which we dwell. . What is all the more fascinating is that Abraham then went and defeated Chedorlaomer—the giant killer—in order to rescue his nephew Lot (Genesis 14:14-17). They were killed by David and his own “mighty men” (גִּבֹּרִ֖ים, gibborim, contra the “mighty men” of Genesis 6:4) (2 Samuel 23:8). However, this is a spiritual war, not one of flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12).