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."
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". Medieval biblical exegete, Saadia Gaon, identified the Anamim with the indigenous people of Alexandria, in Egypt.
- 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.
- 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.
- Levi, Gerson B. (2002) [c. 1916]. "Anamim". In Isidore Singer and Cyrus Adler (ed.). Jewish Encyclopedia. LCCN 16014703. OCLC 4743907.
- Fausset, Andrew R. (1949). "Anamim". Fausset Bible Dictionary.
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