The Hivites - Smith's

Hivites: (villagers), The, descendants --the six in order-- of Canaan the son of Ham. Ge 10:17; 1Ch 1:15 We first encounter the actual people of the Hivites at the time of Jacob's return to Canaan. Ge 34:2 We next meet with the Hivites during the conquest of Canaan. Jos 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," Jos 11:3 --"in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entering in of Hamath." Jud 3:3 comp. 2Sam 24:7




Map of the 7 Nations of Ancient Canaan


"Seven nations greater and mightier than you" Deuteronomy 7:1



The 7 Nations of Canaan

The Canaanites

The Amorites

The Hittites

The Jebusites

The Hivites

The Perizzites

The Girgashites


Smith's Bible Dictionary

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


The Seven Nations of Canaan - Devotional


Also See:


Relief of an Ancient Canaanite

Table of Nations in Genesis 10

Early Inhabitants and Giants in Canaan


Map of the 7 Nations of Ancient Canaan

Bible History Online