Descendants of Heth, Genesis 10:15, a Canaanite tribe dwelling near Hebron in the time of Abraham, Genesis 15:20,21, and subdued in the Israelitish invasion, Exodus 3:8 Joshua 3:10. They were not, however, exterminated: Uriah was a Hittite, 2 Samuel 11:3; Solomon used their services, 1 Kings 10:29 2 Kings 7:6; and they were not lost as a people until after the Jews’ return from captivity, Ezra 9:1. See CANAANITES.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'HITTITES'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".