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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heth
Heth heth [ח]. The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet; transliterated in this encyclopedia as (guttural h). It came also to be used for the number eight and with the diaeresis for eight thousand. See Writing.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Heth
HETH1. A son of Canaan (Gen 10:15; 1 Chr 1:13). His descendants are identified as Hittites by the KJV (Gen 23:10), and by the RSV (Gen 23:3, 5, 7; 27:46, 49:32).2. The eighth letter of the Heb. alphabet. The eighth section of Ps 119 is headed by this letter in the KJV.
Cheth
CHETH. The eighth letter of Heb. alphabet. This letter is used in KJV as the heading of the eighth section of Ps 119, where each verse begins with this letter. See Alphabet.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Heth
HETH The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, usually transliterated (ח‎).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Heth
HETH [heth] — the name of an Old Testament man and a letter of the Hebrew alphabet:1. The second son of Canaan, ancestor of the Hittites (Gen. 10:15; 1 Chr. 1:13). The Hittite Empire was centered in Anatolia, or Asia Minor.2. The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, used as a heading over Psalm 119:57–64.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HETH (1)
HETH (1)<chath> ([ח‎, cheth]): The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet; transliterated in this Encyclopedia as “ch”. It came also to be used for the number 8. For name, etc., see ALPHABET.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Heth
heth hayth (חֵית). Also het and cheth. The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), with a numerical value of eight. Although in modern Hebrew it is pronounced as a velar fricative (, consisting of a vibration of the uvula), in biblical times it was probably a pharyngeal sound (, a constriction
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Heth (1)
HETH, hāth (ח): The eighth letter of the Heb alphabet; transliterated in this Encyclopaedia as (guttural h). It came also to be used for the number 8. For name, etc, See Alphabet.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KHET
KHET [חkh]. The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It derives from the Semitic word *khayt- or *khit-, the meaning of which is unknown, but the shape seems to derive from *ḫarm-, “fence,” after * merged with *kh. See ALPHABET.