1. Exposition

Who were Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai?

Judges 1:10 (ESV)

10 And Judah went against the Canaanites who lived in Hebron (now the name of Hebron was formerly Kiriath-arba), and they defeated Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai.

These were inhabitants of Hebron, descendents of Anak; they were giants, and are mentioned in Numbers 13:22, in the midst of the account about the twelve spies. These Anakites had aroused fear in the hearts of the spies, but Caleb was not afraid, and advised Moses to take possession of the land (Numbers 13:30). Since Caleb trusted the Lord, the Lord rewarded him, promising him the land that the Anakites occupied (Numbers 14:24; Joshua 14:6–15). When the time came for action, Caleb aggressively and fearlessly seized what the Lord had guaranteed him, demonstrating that his earlier call to faith in the wilderness had been no empty boast (see Numbers 13:30; Numbers 14:6–9).1