(villagers ), The, descendants --the six in order-- of Canaan the son of Ham. ( Genesis 10:17 ; 1 Chronicles 1:15 ) We first encounter the actual people of the Hivites at the time of Jacobs return to Canaan. ( Genesis 34:2 ) We next meet with the Hivites during the conquest of Canaan. ( Joshua 9:7 ; 11:19 ) The main body of the Hivites were at this time living in the northern confines of western Palestine-- "under Hermon, in the land of Mizpeh," ( Joshua 11:3 ) --"in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entering in of Hamath." ( Judges 3:3 ) comp. 2Sam 24:7
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Hivites'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".