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Heth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Heth, Son of Canaan
Heth, Son of Canaan (חֵת‎, cheth). Listed in the Table of Nations as a descendant of Noah’s son Ham through Canaan (Gen 10:15; 1 Chr 1:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Heth (Person)
HETH (PERSON) [Heb ḥēt (חֵת)]. A son of Canaan, grandson of Ham and great-grandson of Noah (Gen 10:15; 1 Chr 1:13). His descendants settled in the area of Hebron, in the hill country south of Jerusalem. Early in the 2d millennium, at the time of the death of his wife Sarah, Abraham negotiated the purchase
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heth
Heth. Progenitor of the Hittite people and a descendant of Canaan, in Ham’s line (Gn 10:15; 1 Chr 1:13).See Hittites.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heth
Heth heth [Heb. ḥēṯ] (Gen. 10:15; 23:10 [AV]; 1 Ch. 1:13). In Gen. 23:10 the ancestor of the Hittites (Heb. benê ḥēṯ). In the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:15; cf. 1 Ch. 1:13) Heth is the second son of Canaan. The Hittites (AV “sons of Heth”) who appear in Gen. 23; 25:10; 49:32 were probably early
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Heth
HETH* Progenitor of the Hittite people and a descendant of Canaan, in Ham’s line (Gn 10:15; 1 Chr 1:13). See Hittites.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Heth
Heth, in the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:15; 1 Chron. 1:13) the son of Canaan and great-grandson of Noah, and the eponymous ancestor of the Hittites. The “descendants of Heth” (nrsv: “Hittites”) witnessed Abraham’s purchase of the cave of Machpelah from Ephron (Gen. 23:6, 16, 18). Rebekah was annoyed by
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.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Heth
Heth (Heb. ḥeṯ)The second son of Canaan (Gen. 10:15 = 1 Chr. 1:13). He was eponymous ancestor of the Hittites (Gen. 23:10), in biblical usage an element of the pre-Israelite population of Canaan rather than a reference to the Anatolian empire. Abraham purchased his burial cave at Machpelah from Hittites
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Heth
Heth [hĕth] (Heb. ḥeṯ).† The second son of Canaan (Gen. 10:15 par. 1 Chr. 1:13), and eponymous ancestor of the Hittites (Gen. 23:10). Biblical references to the Hittites denote the populace of Neo-Hittite citystates in Syria and related elements among the pre-Israelite population of Canaan.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Heth
Heth (terror), the forefather of the nation of the Hittites. In the genealogical tables of Gen. 10:15 and 1 Chron. 1:13 Heth is a son of Canaan. Gen. 24:3, 4; 28:1, 2.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Heth
HETH (heth). The forefather of the nation of the Hittites (which see) called “sons of Heth” (Gen. 23:3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20; 25:10; 49:32). Once we hear of the “daughters of Heth” (27:46). In the genealogical tables of 10:15–18 and 1 Chron. 1:13–16 Heth is named as a son of Canaan, younger than Sidon,
Heth
HETH (ח) (hāth). The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, cf. Ps. 119:57–64.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Heth
Hethdread, a descendant of Canaan, and the ancestor of the Hittites (Gen. 10:18; Deut. 7:1), who dwelt in the vicinity of Hebron (Gen. 23:3, 7). The Hittites were a Hamitic race. They are called “the sons of Heth” (Gen. 23:3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20).
See also
Relatives
Canaan Father
Sidon Brother
Ham Grandfather
Cush Uncle
Nimrod Cousin
Havilah Cousin
Put Uncle
Seba Cousin
Raamah Cousin
Sabtah Cousin
Sabteca Cousin
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