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Deuteronomy 2:11

11 Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites.

Read Deuteronomy 2:11 Using Other Translations

Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
Like the Anakim they are also counted as Rephaim, but the Moabites call them Emim.
Both the Emites and the Anakites are also known as the Rephaites, though the Moabites call them Emites.

What does Deuteronomy 2:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 2:11

Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims
Because of their bulky size and tall stature; or,

``the Rephaim were they accounted, even they as the Anakims;''

they were reckoned Rephaim, a name for giants in early times, even as the Anakims were; see ( Genesis 14:5 )

but the Moabites called them Emims;
to distinguish them from the Rephaim; so that it seems this name of Emims was not originally their name, but they are called so by a prolepsis, or anticipation, in ( Genesis 14:5 ) since they had it from the Moabites, a people of a later date.

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