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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6060 - עֲנָק
1) necklace, neck-pendant
2) (TWOT) neck
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) a collar, neckchain, necklace, Song of Solomon 4:9 pl. ־ִים and וֹת Proverbs 1:9; Judges 8:26.
(2) i.q. Arab. عَنَقُ length of neck and stature (compare أَعْنَقُ long-necked); hence בְּנֵי עֲנָק, בְּנֵּי הָעֲנָק Numbers 13:33 יְלִידֵי הָעֲנָק ibid. verses 22, 28; also עֲנָקִים Deuteronomy 1:28, 2:10, 11, 21, and בְּנֵי עֲנָקִים Deuteronomy 9:2. The Anakim (prop. men with long necks, of high stature), pr.n. of a Canaanite nation, famous on account of their height, who inhabited Hebron previous to the Hebrews taking possession of the land (Joshua 11:21); they were almost utterly extirpated by them, but a few remained in the cities of the Philistines (compare the interpreters and critics on Jeremiah 47:5).
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