villagers; dwellers in the open country, the Canaanitish nation inhabiting the fertile regions south and south-west of Carmel. "They were the graziers, farmers, and peasants of the time." They were to be driven out of the land by the descendants of Abraham ( Genesis 15:20 ; Exodus 3:8 Exodus 3:17 ; 23:23 ; 33:2 ; 34:11 ). They are afterwards named among the conquered tribes ( Joshua 24:11 ). Still lingering in the land, however, they were reduced to servitude by Solomon ( 1 Kings 9:20 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Perizzites". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".