Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Canaanite tribe from the mountains of Seir. Dispossessed of the land by the descendants of Esau prior to Israel’s conquest of Canaan. Possibly related to the Hurrians of the second millennium bc, though more plausibly related to the Hivites in the Bible.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HORITES [Heb ḥōrı̂ (חֹרִי)]. A tribe or group of tribes in the mountains of Seir (Gen 14:6; 36:20–30; Deut 2:12, 22). According to Gen 14:6 and Deut 2:12, 22, the Horites inhabited the country of Seir until they were conquered and expelled by the Edomites. This, however, is a reconstruction of Edomite
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Horite, Horim. Cave dwellers of Mt Seir, according to tradition. These pre-Edomites were called the children of Seir (Gn 36:20). In the Bible they were defeated by Chedorlaomer and his allies (14:6). They were governed by chieftains (36:29, 30), and eventually destroyed by the descendants of Esau (2:12,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HORITES Cave dwellers of Mt Seir, according to tradition. These pre-Edomites were called the children of Seir (Gn 36:20). In the Bible they were defeated by Kedorlaomer and his allies (14:6). They were governed by chieftains (36:29–30), and eventually destroyed by the descendants of Esau (Dt 2:12, 22).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Horites (hor´its), in the Bible the pre-Edomite inhabitants of Seir (Gen. 14:6; 36:20–30; Deut. 2:12, 22), the chief mountain of Edom. The name was traditionally derived from Hebrew khor, “hole,” and interpreted as meaning “cave dwellers,” though there is little archaeological evidence for cave dwelling
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HORITES, HORIM. The ancient inhabitants of Edom, defeated by Chedorlaomer (Gn. 14:6), said to be the descendants of Seir the Horite (Gn. 36:20) and an ethnic group distinct from Rephaim. They were driven out by the sons of Esau (Dt. 2:12, 22). Esau himself seems to have married the daughter of a Horite
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
HORITES The Horites probably originated in the hills of Zagrus and Armenia. They are heard of for the first time in a document from the time of Sargon of Accad (24th century bc), when they already had a kingdom beyond the Tigris (Hiddekel). From this kingdom they began their slow but steady penetration
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HORITES Also the Horim, Hivites, Hurrians, and Mitanni, a people of western Asia who settled in the Near East in the third millennium b.c. and invaded Mesopotamia and Palestine in the second millennium b.c. Their activities were well attested in ancient sources, especially as a result of their dealings