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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

One of the original tribes scattered over Palestine, 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 24:2-28).

They are next mentioned during the Conquest (Joshua 9:7; 11:19). They principally inhabited the northern confines of Western Palestine (Joshua 11:3; Judges 3:3). A remnant of them still existed in the time of Solomon (1 Kings 9:20).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

wicked; wickedness

Naves Topical Index

A tribe of Canaanites.

General references
Genesis 10:17; 1 Chronicles 1:15

Shechemites and Gibeonites were families of
Genesis 34:2; Joshua 9:7; Joshua 11:19

Esau intermarries with
Genesis 26:34; Genesis 36:2

Dwelling place of
Joshua 11:3; Judges 3:3; 2 Samuel 24:7

Their land given to the Israelites
Exodus 23:23; Exodus 23:28; Deuteronomy 20:17; Judges 3:5

Conquered by Joshua
Joshua 9:1; Joshua 12:8; Joshua 24:11

Pay tribute to Solomon
1 Kings 9:21; 2 Chronicles 8:8

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(villagers), The sixth in order descendants of Canaan the son of Ham. (Genesis 10:17; 1 Chronicles 1:15) We first encounter the actual people of the Hivites at the time of Jacob's return to Canaan. (Genesis 34:2) We next meet with the Hivites during the conquest of Canaan. (Joshua 9:7; 11:19) The main body of the Hivites were at this time living in the northern confines of western Palestine

"under Hermon, in the land of Mizpeh," (Joshua 11:3)

"in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entering in of Hamath." (Judges 3:3) comp. 2 Samuel 24:7