Meaning: dread

a male descendant of Canaan, and the ancestor of the Hittites (Genesis 10:18; Deuteronomy 7:1), who dwelt in the vicinity of Hebron (Genesis 23:3, 7)

The Hittites were a Hamitic race. They are called “the sons of Heth” (Genesis 23:3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20).

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.