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Hivites (Patriarchal Period)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Descendants of Canaan, son of Ham and grandson of Noah. A people group mentioned specifically in the Old Testament as living in the northern and central portions of Canaan between the time of Joshua and the united monarchy. Possibly the same people group as the Horites.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hivites
Hivites (חִוִּי‎, chiwwiy). Descendants of Canaan, son of Ham and grandson of Noah. A people group mentioned specifically in the Old Testament as living in the northern and central portions of Canaan between the time of Joshua and the united monarchy. Possibly the same people group as the Horites.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hivites
HIVITES [Heb ḥiwwı̂ (חִוִּי)]. In the Table of Nations (Gen 10:17) and the corresponding genealogy in 1 Chr 1:15, the Hivites are descended from Ham, one of the three sons of Noah, through the Canaanites. They are therefore not a Semitic people, in spite of the Semitic names given to certain of them
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hivites
Hivites. Name of a pre-Israelite group living in Canaan. Though not yet demonstrated archaeologically or from secular history as a people, they were regarded as emerging from a son of Canaan (Gn 10:17) and as inhabiting areas of the Lebanon mountains (Jgs 3:3) and Hermon (Jos 11:3). They are referred
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hivites
Hivites hiʹvits [Heb. ḥiwwî; Gk. Heuaioi]. A name that occurs twenty-five times as a designation of one of the nations the Israelites found in Palestine W of the Jordan; the Samaritan text and the LXX have it also in Gen. 15:21 and Nu. 13:29.Apart from the traditional enumerations of gentile nations
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hivites
HIVITES Name of a pre-Israelite group living in Canaan. Though not yet discovered/rated archaeologically or from secular history as a people, they were regarded as emerging from a son of Canaan (Gn 10:17) and as inhabiting areas of the Lebanon Mountains (Jgs 3:3) and Mt Hermon (Jos 11:3). They are referred
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hivites
HIVITES. Numbered among the descendants of Canaan (Gen 10:17; 1 Chr 1:15), the Hivites were one of the ethnic groups dwelling in Canaan before the Israelite settlement (Ex 3:8; Deut 7:1; Josh 3:10). Hivite cities and settlements are known to have existed in the vicinity of Sidon and Tyre (2 Sam 24:7),
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hivite
HIVITE. One of the sons of Canaan (Gn. 10:17; 1 Ch. 1:15); an early inhabitant of Syria and Palestine, named as distinct from the Canaanites, Jebusites, Perizzites, Girgashites and Amorites (Ex. 3:8; 23:28; Dt. 7:1), and in association with the *Arkites known to have dwelt in Lebanon (Gn. 10:17). This
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hivites
Hivites (Heb. ḥiwwɩ̂)According to the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:17) and its corresponding genealogy (1 Chr. 1:15), a people descended via the Canaanites from Ham, the second son of Noah. Hivites were indigenous inhabitants of the Promised Land before the Israelite settlement. Their name appears usually
Horites
Horites (Heb. ḥōrɩ̂)1. A seminomadic people living in Seir-Edom (Gen. 14:6; 36:20; Deut. 2:12, 20; NRSV “Horim”). In Gen. 36:2 these people are called ḥiwwɩ̂ (LXX Gk. euaɩ́on), “Hivites,” and thus both names probably refer to the same people.2. Hivites are mentioned in Gen. 34:2; Josh. 9:7, where
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hivites
Hivites [hĭvˊīts, hīˊvīts] (Heb. ḥiwwî). A people dispossessed during the Israelite invasion of Palestine (Exod. 3:8, 17; 13:5, 23:23, 28; Deut. 7:1; Josh. 3:10). Little is actually known about the Hivites, and they are mentioned in no extrabiblical sources.The Hivites are described as the descendents
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hivites
HIVITES One of the seven nations that inhabited the land of Canaan before the conquest of Joshua (Gen. 10:17). From certain references in the Bible it is obvious that the Hivites and the Canaanites were not the same people (2 Sam. 24:7); that the Hivites and the Amorites were also different (Isa. 17:9
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hivites
Hi´vites (villagers), The, descendants—the sixth in order—of Canaan the son of Ham. Gen. 10:17; 1 Chron. 1:15. We first encounter the actual people of the Hivites at the time of Jacob’s return to Canaan. Gen. 34:2. We next meet with the Hivites during the conquest of Canaan. Josh. 9:7; 11:19. The main
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hivites
HI´VITES (hīʹvīts; cf. Heb. ḥawwâ, “tent village,” Arab. ḥiwa˓, “collection of tents,” Heb. “the Hivite”). One of the seven nations of Canaan who were to be destroyed by the Israelites (Deut. 7:1, and elsewhere; cf. Gen. 10:17). The focus of the Hivites seems to have been in the N. In Josh. 11:3
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