Hivites

Hivites [N] [T] [H] [S]

one of the original tribes scattered over Palestine, from Hermon to Gibeon in the south. The name is interpreted as "midlanders" or "villagers" ( Genesis 10:17 ; 1 Chronicles 1:15 ). They were probably a branch of the Hittites. At the time of Jacob's return to Canaan, Hamor the Hivite was the "prince of the land" ( Genesis 24:2-28 ).

They are next mentioned during the Conquest ( Joshua 9:7 ; 11:19 ). They principally inhabited the northern confines of Western Palestine ( Joshua 11:3 ; Judges 3:3 ). A remnant of them still existed in the time of Solomon ( 1 Kings 9:20 ).

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.

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Bibliography Information

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

Hivites [N] [T] [E] [S]

wicked; wickedness
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Hivites'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Hivites [N] [T] [E] [H]

(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


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Hivites'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.