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HETH ():

Second son of Canaan (Gen. x. 15; I Chron. i. 13) and, apparently, the progenitor of the Hittites. Heth's descendants are called "children of Heth" ("bene Ḥet"), and, in Abraham's time, are said to have lived at Hebron. From them Abraham purchased the cave of Machpelah (Gen. xxiii. 3. passim). In Gen. xxvii. 46 their women are called "daughters of Heth"; in Gen. xxviii. 6, 8, "daughters of Canaan." See Hittites.

E. G. H. M. Sel.
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