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Son of Canaan, Ham's son; from whence sprung the Hittites, occupying the hill country of Judah near Hebron. But the race enlarged its borders so that they with the Amorites represent all Canaan (Joshua 1:4; Ezekiel 16:3, "thy father was an Amorite, thy mother an Hittite".) See Genesis 23:3-20. Esau's marriage to one of the daughters of Heth "grieved the mind" of Isaac and Rebekah, for their morals were lax and their worship idolatrous (Genesis 26:34-35; Genesis 27:46). In Solomon's and in Joram's times there were independent Hittite kings (1 Kings 10:29; 2 Kings 7:6). In the Egyptian monuments they are called the Kheta, who made themselves masters of Syria.
These dictionary topics are from Fausset Bible Dictionary, 1949. Public Domain.
Fausset, Andrew R. "Entry for 'Heth'". "Fausset Bible Dictionary".