Heth (2)

HETH (2)

heth (cheth):

In Genesis 23:10 the ancestor of the Hittites. As the various peoples who occupied Canaan were thought to belong to one stock, Genesis 10:15 (1 Chronicles 1:13) makes Heth the (2nd) son of Canaan. In Genesis 23 the "sons of Heth" occupy Hebron, but they were known to have come there from the north. A reference to this seems to be preserved in the order of the names in Genesis 10:15,16, where Heth is placed between Sidon and the Jebusites.

See HITTITES.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HETH (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

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