Easton's Bible Dictionary
dread, A 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 , 23:7 ). The Hittites were a Hamitic race. They are called "the
sons of Heth" ( Genesis 23:3 , 23:5 , 23:7 , 23:10 , 23:16 , 23:18 , 23:20 ).
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(terror), The forefather of the nation of the Hittites.
In the genealogical tables of ( Genesis 10:15 ) and 1 Chronicles 1:13, Heth is
a son of Canaan. ( Genesis 24:3 , 24:4 ; 28:1 , 28:2 )
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) chath cheth:
The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet; transliterated in this Encyclopedia
as "ch". It came also to be used for the number 8. For name, etc., see ALPHABET.
(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.
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