NEPHILIM WARS VI

An Investigative Series Into the Origin of Ancient Giants

Read Part V

The Northern Campaign: The 7 Mighty Nations: Discerning “Bone Crushing” Nations: Rephaim and Hybrids.

By Gary Wayne – Author of “The Genesis 6 Conspiracy

Gen 15:18 “In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: Gen 15:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, Gen 15:20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, Gen 15:21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

The land God Covenanted to Israel (Nile to the Euphrates rivers) was occupied by 10 mysterious nations including “Rephaims”, plural as in many Rephaim nations. By the time of the Joshua’s conquest of the Covenant Land, the latter 7 nations, “mightier” than Israel occupied the land with large armies and powerful chariots. Discerning who the 7 “Mightier Nations” were is key to understanding the Exodus Nephilim wars against nations sworn to destroy Israel from the face of the earth. Mightier, “H6105 Atsam meaning powerful, numerous, and strong as in “ability to crunch/break bones”, is rooted in “H6106 Etsem”: strong bones, limbs and body.

Josh 24:11 “And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.”

Deut 7:1 “When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou.”

Canaanites and Hittites of the Mighty 7 nations descend from Canaan and Heth. Their posterity, daughters, interbred later with Rephaim creating hybrid nations. Canaanite, “H3669 Knaaniy” meaning merchant trader, posterity of Canaan [generically through Sidon and Heth or posterity through unnamed wives and sons], and land of Canaan is rooted in “H3667 Knaan”: son of Ham.

Gen 10:6 “And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.”

Gen 10:15 “And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth”

Gen 11:31 “And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan.”

Hittite, “H2850 Chittiy” was a patronymic nation from of Heth, “H2485 Cheth”. The famous Hittite Empire reigned in Anatolia, Turkey renowned for their chariots as were many of the Rephim led nation versus the foot soldier army of Israel. Hittites also dwelled in the south of Canaan, in the Kiriath Arba region with Anakim at the time Of Abraham (Gen 23), and the time of the conquest.

Gen 23:7 “And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. Gen 23:8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, Gen 23:9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a burying place amongst you. Gen 23:10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, Gen 23:11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.”

Hittites further occupied territory and several cities in central Canaan as described in Judg 1 with Bethel, the city of Luz located close to Ai and Jericho.

Judg 1:23 “And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)”

Judg 1:25 “And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family. Judg 1:26 And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.

The remaining 5 did not carry patronymically derived Canaan, Sidon, or Heth names, and are somehow distinct; nor were other Canaan sons or grandsons listed. This is reminiscent of Nimrod in Gen 10 where Nimrod began to be Mighty One, “H1368 Gibbowr,” Gibborim, but no descendants from Nimrod were recorded. One wonders if Nimrod married female Rephaim.

Gen 10:8 “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. Gen 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.”

Hivites in the Mighty 7 (Jos 11:3) were from Mizpeh from under [Mount] Hermon. Hivvim dwelled amongst Rephaim (Og & Sihon) and Amorites in Bashan, NE Syria, in the central Israel (Gibeon), and in the south along with Avvim and Amaleqim. Discerning Hivvim were Rephaim from Mount Hermon who created at least one family/species of hybrid Canaanite (Hivite) is key to discerning Gen 10’s “families of Canaan”, as well as the nations listed as the Mighty 7.

Josh 11:3 “And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.”

Hivites of Gen 10 were hybrid Rephaim/Canaanites; part of the non patronymic Canaanite families and thus patronymically Hivvim/Rephaim.

Gen 10:17 “And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite”

Gen 10:16-18 lists peoples somehow connected to Canaan, Sidon, and Heth, but does not record their patriarch. Hivite Canaanites and others seem to have taken their name from their Rephaim patriarch who interbred with a Canaanite daughter.

Gen 10:15 “And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, Gen 10:16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, Gen 10:17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, Gen 10:18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.”

Families in Gen 10, “H4940 Mishpachah”: family/class of people, species, of a kind, and aristocrats suggests unnamed Rephaim patriarchs interbred with Canaanite females creating new patronymic species/nations.

Gen 10:18 “…and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.”

Discerning Hivim in Gen 10 interbred with Canaanites daughters is akin to Amaleqim of Gen 14 that predate Amalek’s birth in Gen 36:12 who received the Amalaqim name and named his hybrid nation patronymically. Hivvim were closely related with Horim in the south, noting Zibeon the Hivvim was son of Seir the Horite, and Timna, Amalek’s mother was a daughter of Seir.

Gen 36:2 “Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite.”

Gen 36:20 “These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah.”

Discerning Gen 15 noted “Rephaims” (multiple Rephaim nations) were originally part of the Mighty 7, but not later where Hivvim are the named giants as in Deu 7.

Gen 15:20 “And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, Gen 15:21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

Deut 7:1 “When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou.”

And, discerning Horim were Rephaim (Gen 14, Deu 2, Gen 36) is important because Hivvim and Horim were tied together in Gen 36 via Zibeon.

Gen 14:5 “…and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, Gen 14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.”

Deut 2:21 “A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead: Deut 2:22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead.”

Further, discerning Hivvim were Gibeonites clarifies their reign in central regions from the “royal city” of Gibeon and their sister city-states as more Hivvim Rephaim.

Josh 11:19 “There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other they took in battle.”

Josh 9:1 “And it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the great sea over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof…”

Josh 9:3 “And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, Josh 9:4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors…”

Josh 9:17…”Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim.”

Perizites do not connect back to the Table Of Nations in Gen 10 and 1 Chron 1, surfacing up in Gen 15:18 with Rephaim and interbred Canaan hybrids nations. Perizzites surface again in Gen 34:30 living amongst Canaanites, even though they are not listed as a family of Canaanites. They too were likely Rephaim. Perizzite derives from “H6522 Prizziy”: inhabitants of the open country and the original inhabitants in the land, as were Rephaim.

Gen 34:30 “And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites.”

Discerning Joshua 17, we learn Prizziy/Prizzim were identified as a people in the land of giants, noting giants derives from “H7497 Rapha”, Rephaim.

Josh 17:15 “And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.”

Girgashites, like Hivites are also mysteriously listed deriving anonymously from Canaan, Sidon, and/or Heth in Gen 10. Little is known regarding Girgashites. 13th century BC Ugaritic Texts recorded “Bn Grgš” and “Grgš”. Ben meaning son(s) of Grg, and thus Girgashiy /Girgashite as many languages did not use vowels. Josephus named Gergesus the “Girgashiy” and thus the “Bn Grgs” of the Ugaritic Texts. Josephus wrote this about Gregesus and the families of Gen 10: “The sons of Canaan were these: Sidonius, who also built a city of the same name; it is called by the Greeks Sidon Amathus inhabited in Amathine, which is even now called Amathe [Hamathite] by the inhabitants… Arudeus [Arvadite] possessed the island Aradus: Arucas [Arkite] possessed Arce, which is in Libanus. But for the seven others, Chetteus [Heth], Jebuseus [Jebusite], Amorreus [Amorite], Gergesus [Girgashite], Eudeus [Hivite], Sineus [Sinite], Samareus [Zemarite], we have nothing in the sacred books but their names, for the Hebrews overthrew their cities; and their calamities came upon them on the occasion following.” (Ant. 1:6:2:139)

Gen 10:16 “And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, Gen 10:17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, Gen 10:18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.”

Egyptians knew Girgashites as Kirkash. Rameses II inscriptions of the Kadesh campaign described the Kirkash/Karkisha/Qarqish as a formidable military force allied with the Hittites. Qarqish were centred in Asia Minor and to the south. Jebus, “H2982 Ybuwc” was the aboriginal name for Jerusalem, and Jebusite, “H2983 Ybuwciy” for the descendants of Jebus. We do not know if Jebus was a name for a Canaan descendant, or patronymically Rephaim, but it seems Jebus was either Rephaim or Rephaim Canaanite hybrid.

Gen 10:15 “And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, Gen 10:16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite.”

Similarly, most conclude Amorites were begat by Sidon, but Gen 10 is just as ambiguous here as is with Jebusites: not providing the patriarch. However, Sidonians are described as distinct from Amorites in Deut 3; each call Mount Hermon by different names. Sidon is connected elsewhere to Lebanon.

Deut 3:8 “And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon; Deut 3:9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;).”

Josh 13:4 “From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites…

Josh 13:6 “All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel.”

Judg 3:3 “Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.”

Amorite, “H567 Emoriy” is thought to be a patronymically derived from “H559 Amar” meaning to speak/command, boast, challenge, act proudly. Amorites lived around Mount Hermon and with Rephaim like Og east and west of the Jordan, were considered giants; as reflected in their patronymic name Amar. Knowing all this, the Northern Campaign began when King Jabin of Hazor organized the northern Rephaim led, Rephaim infested, Canaanite hybrid nation alliance, created to destroy the Israelite nation from the face of the earth. The alliance listed 6 of the Mighty 7, minus Girgashites, led by unexplained kings of Hazor, Madon, Shimron, Achshaph, Chinneroth, and Dor, which Part 7 will detail.

Josh 11:1 “And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph, Josh 11:2 And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west, Josh 11:3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.”

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