>According to the Hebrew Bible, some of the descendants of the giants had six fingers and six toes: “And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants” (2 Samuel 21:20).
People with six fingers or six toes were called “sedigiti.” According to Pliny, Natural History, xi. 43, the daughters of Horatius as well as the poet Volcatius were sedigiti
Today, a man in India has 6 fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot. The picture below shows the hands and the feet of the Indian sedigiti.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary