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Horites

Horites

cave-men, a race of Troglodytes who dwelt in the limestone caves which abounded in Edom. Their ancestor was "Seir," who probably gave his name to the district where he lived. They were a branch of the Hivites ( Genesis 14:6 ; 36:20-30 ; 1 Chronicles 1:38 1 Chronicles 1:39 ). They were dispossessed by the descendants of Esau, and as a people gradually became extinct ( Deuteronomy 2:12-22 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Horites". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .