Anamim

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Anamim (Hebrew: עֲנָמִים‎, ‘Ănāmîm) is, according to the Bible, either a son of Ham (Yum)'s son Mizraim or the name of a people descending from him. Biblical scholar Donald E. Gowan describes their identity as "completely unknown."[1]

The name should perhaps be attached to a people in North Africa, probably in the surrounding area of Egypt. A text from Assyria, dating from the time of Sargon II, apparently calls the Egyptians "Anami".[citation needed] Medieval biblical exegete, Saadia Gaon, identified the Anamim with the indigenous people of Alexandria, in Egypt.[2]

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  1. ^ Donald E. Gowan (1988). From Eden to Babel: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 1-11. W.B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-8028-0337-5.
  2. ^ Saadia Gaon (1984). Yosef Qafih (ed.). Rabbi Saadia Gaon's Commentaries on the Pentateuch (in Hebrew) (4 ed.). Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook. p. 33 (note 33). OCLC 232667032.

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