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Tese are descendants of Canaan, son of Ham, and one of the original tribes scattered over Canaan, from Hermon to Gibeon in the south.

The name is interpreted as “midlanders” or “villagers” (Genesis 10:17; 1 Chronicles 1:15). They were probably a branch of the Hittites.

At the time of Jacob’s return to Canaan, Hamor the Hivite was the “prince of the land” (Genesis 34:2-28). Hamor’s son Shechem raped Dinah.

The Hivites are next mentioned during the Conquest of Canaan (Joshua 9:7; 11:19). They principally inhabited the northern confines of Western Canaan (Joshua 11:3; Judges 3:3).

A remnant of them still existed in the time of Solomon (1 Kings 9:20).

Article Version: July 12, 2021