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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2845 - חֵת

Word Origin
from (02865)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Heth = “terror”

1) a son of Canaan and the progenitor of the Hittites

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (14) NAS (14) HCS (14)
Genesis 11
1 Chronicles 1
Genesis 11
1 Chronicles 1
Genesis 13
1 Chronicles 1
n-p 14
n-p 4
n-p 4

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חֵת proper name, masculine apparently represented as ancestor of the Hittites (etymology and meaning unknown; pronounced as from √ עע֞ in Hebrew & Assyrian, but not Egyptian; see חִתִּי below) — 'begotten' by Canaan Genesis 10:15 (J) = 1 Chronicles 1:13; elsewhere only in combination with בְּנֵי, בְּנוֺת;

a.בְּנֵיחֵֿת according to P lived at Mamre (Hebron), and one of them sold Abraham the cave of Machpelah for a sepulchre Genesis 23:3,5,10 (twice in verse); Genesis 23:16,18,20; Genesis 25:10; Genesis 49:32.

b. בְּנוֺת(ֿ)חֵת only of wives of Esau Genesis 27:46 (twice in verse) (P; ᵐ5 omits v b; "" בְּנוֺת הָאָרֶץ = בְּנוֺת כְּנָ֑עַן Genesis 28:1).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חֵת (“fear,” “terror”) [Heth], pr.n. of a Canaanite, Genesis 10:15, progenitor of the Canaanitish nation bearing the same name [Hittites], sometimes called בְּנֵי חֵת Genesis 23:3, seq.; 25:10 (בְּנוֹת חֵת 27:46 ); sometimes חִתִּי plur. חִתִּים, inhabiting the neighbourhood of Hebron (Genesis 23:7); Genesis 15:20; Deuteronomy 7:1; Joshua 1:4. מַלְכֵי הַחִתִּים 2 Kings 7:6, a name given to all the Canaanitish kings [?].

[“Fem. חִתִּית Ezekiel 16:3, plur. חִתִּיּוֹת 1 Kings 11:1, also בְּנוֹת חֵת Genesis 27:46.”]

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List of Word Forms
חֵ֑ת חֵ֔ת חֵ֖ת חֵ֛ת חֵ֤ת חֵֽת׃ חת חת׃ Chet ḥêṯ
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