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