His father Anak, head of the Parthian clan of Suren, was bribed about the time of his birth (c. 257) by the Sassanid king of Persia to assassinate the Armenian king, Chosroes, who was of the old Arsacid dynasty, and father of Tiridates or Trdat, first Christian king of Armenia.
Anak was slain by his victim's soldiers; Gregory was rescued by his Christian nurse, carried to Caesarea in Cappadocia, and brought up a Christian.
The land was full of " sons of Anak," giants who had terrified the scouts sent from Kadesh.
And xxiii.) find their analogy in Caleb's overthrow of the sons of Anak (Judg.
It was in 1857 that Bayard Taylor saw him, and carried away the impression of a man "tall and broad-shouldered as a son of Anak, with hair, beard and eyes of southern darkness."
2), and his strange adversaries find a close parallel in the semi-mythical sons of Anak (2 Sam.
It is surrounded by a plateau (with lower summits, and a magnificent lake, Segara Anak) 8200 ft.