And the Hivite
These dwelt in Hermon, a part of Mount Lebanon from Mount Baal Hermon unto the entering in of Hamath, ( Joshua 11:3 ) ( Judges 3:3 ) to the east of the land of Canaan; hence they were sometimes called Kadmonites, or Easterlings, ( Genesis 15:19 ) and are thought to have their name from dwelling in holes and caves like serpents; hence Cadmus the Phoenician, and his wife Hermonia, who seem to have their names from hence, are reported to be turned into serpents, they being Hivites, which this word signifies, as Bochart F9 observes.
And the Arkite;
the same with the Aruceans, or Arcaeans, Josephus
And the Sinite:
either the inhabitants of the wilderness of Sin, who dwelt in the northern part of the desert of Arabia, or the Pelusiotae, as Bochart F16 thinks, the inhabitants of Pelusium, which was called Sin, ( Ezekiel 30:15 ) the former being its Greek name, the latter its Chaldee or Syriac name, and both signify "clay", it being a clayey place; but Canaan or Phoenicia seems not to have reached so far; Jerom speaks of a city not far from Arca called Sin, where rather these people may be thought to dwell.
F9 Ut supra. (Phaleg. l. 4. c. 36. fol. 304.)
F11 Antiqu. l. 1. c. 6. sect. 2. & l. 5. c. 1. sect. 23.
F12 Apud Joseph. Antiqu. l. 9. c. 14. sect. 2.
F13 Geograph. l. 5. c. 15.
F14 Ut supra. (Phaleg. l. 4. c. 36. fol. 304.)
F15 Saturnal. l. 1. c. 21.
F16 Ut supra. (Phaleg. l. 4. c. 36. fol. 304.)