Chapter 26. The Girgashites and Hivites

Hivites were listed immediately after the Girgashites in the table of nations. Hivites too were another of the mighty seven nations. Hivites were yet another Canaanite clan that provides additional evidence about hybrid human/Rephaim races with unexpected twists. Hivites dwelled near Sidon and Tyre in the mountains of Lebanon, near Mount Hermon, in the central region of the Covenant Land, and in Gibeon just north of Jerusalem. Hivite/Chivviy, as with all the patriarch-less Canaanite clans, is documented as singular in Hebrew, suggesting a patronymic link even though English translators utilize Hivite and Hivites.

Hivite/Chivviy is defined as a villager and one of the Aboriginal tribes of Palestine. Aboriginal people means first, native, original and from the beginning; Canaan and his families were born in Shinar before migrating to the Promised Land. Rephaim Aboriginals at the time of Babel roamed the lands outside the city walls and in the Covenant Land. This then indicates Hivite Canaanites were not the Covenant Land’s Aboriginal people. Nelson’s Bible Dictionary, though,notes some scholars believe Hivites were a branch of Horites/Horim, a Rephaim tribe. Strong’s Cyclopaedia submits the Hebrew word Chirri for the spelling of Hivite, and that “the name is in the original, uniformly found in the singular form, and never in the plural format (Cherrim in this case), which would indicates Hivites were Ben Cherrim—sons/children a patriarch Cherri.” Chirri, however, does not appear in the Hebrew lexicon though, making it unclear as to how Strong’s Cyclopaedia arrived at its source word for Hivite. Foreign, patronymic names though do extend from Chirri: Hiram and Huram/Chiyram, and Huri/Chuwriy of Sidon and Tyre. Knowing this meshes with Nelson’s reference to Hivites (at least in part) as a branch of Horites/Horim, because Horim are understood in secular historical records as Hurrians.

Unger’s and Nelson’s note that the Horim/Hurrians migrated to the Middle East after 2400 BC, as determined from Mari Archaeology on the Euphrates…

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