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and Horites (descendants of Hori ), the aboriginal inhabitants of Mount Seir, ( Genesis 14:6 ) and probably allied to the Emim and Raphaim. The name Horite appears to have been derived from their habits as "cave-dwellers" Their excavated dwellings are still found in hundreds in the sandstone cliffs and mountains of Edom, and especially in Petra.

Bibliography Information

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

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