The word translated as giant in 2 Samuel 21:16, 18, 20 and 1 Chronicles 20:4, 6, 8, is rapha’ (plural: rephaim). In Deuteronomy 3:13 we are told Bashan is the land of the Rephaim, often translated as land of the giants. In Deuteronomy 3:1 “Rephaim” is also translated as giants, for example, in the King James Version. See André Caquot, “Rephaim,” Supplément au Dictionnaire de la Bible (Paris: Latouzey &: Ané 1981), fasc. 55, cols. 344–57, for opinions on the Rephaim.