The Emites ( or ; Hebrew: אֵמִים) was the Moabite name for one of the tribes of Rephaim. They are described in Deuteronomy chapter 2 as having been a powerful people, populous and having a successful kingdom. They were defeated by the Moabites, who occupied their land. The Emim are also mentioned in Genesis and according to Rashi, the name is translated as "the dreaded ones" (Hertz 1936) and the singular Ema/Emma (Hebrew: אימה) means "horror" or "terror".
"The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim" .
They are the subject of John Darnielle/ The Mountain Goats's single "Deuteronomy 2:10."