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Deuteronomy 2:20

    Deuteronomy 2:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelled therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    (That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt therein aforetime; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (That land is said to have been a land of the Rephaim, for Rephaim had been living there in earlier times, but they were named Zamzummim by the Ammonites;

    Webster's Revision

    (That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt therein aforetime; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

    World English Bible

    (That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim lived therein before; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    (That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt therein aforetime; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim;

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 2:20

    That also was accounted a land of giants - That was accounted the land or territory of the Rephaim.

    Zamzummims - Supposed to be the same as the Zuzim, Genesis 14:5. Of these ancient people we know very little; they were probably inconsiderable tribes or clans, "pursuing and pursued, each other's prey," till at length a stronger totally destroyed or subdued them, and their name became either extinct or absorbed in that of their conquerors. From the 10th to the 12th, and from the 20th to the 23d verse inclusive (Deuteronomy 2:10-12, Deuteronomy 2:20-23), we have certain historical remarks introduced which do not seem to have been made by Moses, but rather by Joshua or Ezra. By the introduction of these verses the thread of the narrative suffers considerable interruption. Dr. Kennicott considers both these passages to be interpolations. That they could not have made a part of the speech of Moses originally, needs little proof.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 2:20

    These verses, like Deuteronomy 2:10-12, are in all likelihood an addition made by a later reviser.

    Deuteronomy 2:20

    Zamzummims - A giant race usually identified with the Zuzims of Genesis 14:5.