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 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Horites". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".