Abraham Settled at Oaks of Mamre in Amorite Territory of Anakim Named for Anak Son of Kiriath Arba Namesake


Before Hebron (at the southern end of the Judean mountains) was named by the Israelites, it was known as Kiriath Arba, for Arba the father of Anak whose progeny were the giants Anakim, apparently of the Amorites who were progeny of Ham’s son Canaan. When Kiriath Arba was a big Canaanite citadel city (during the Ice Age), Abraham and kin came to the nearby Oaks of Mamre (an Amorite king) to live for awhile, where he purchased the Cave of the Machpelah, later know as the Cave of the Patriarchs.