Genesis 15:20

20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,

Genesis 15:20 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 15:20

And the Hittites
Who had their name from Heth, a son of Canaan, see ( Genesis 10:15 ) ; they dwelt about Hebron, in the south of the land of Canaan:

and the Perizzites;
these dwelt in the wood country of the land, ( Joshua 17:15 ) ; and seem to have their name from dwelling in villages, and at a distance from towns and cities, and were a boorish and uncivilized people, see ( Genesis 13:7 ) :

and the Rephaims;
or "giants", as the Targums of Onkelos, and Jonathan; they dwelt near the Perizzites, ( Joshua 17:15 ) ; of these see ( Genesis 14:5 ) .

Genesis 15:20 In-Context

18 So the LORD made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River—
19 the land now occupied by the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites,
20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,
21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”
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