rough; hairy. (1.) A Horite; one of the "dukes" of Edom (Gen. 36:20-30). (2.) The name of a mountainous region occupied by the Edomites, extending along the eastern side of the Arabah from the south-eastern extremity of the Dead Sea to near the Akabah, or the eastern branch of the Red Sea. It was originally occupied by the Horites (Gen. 14:6), who were afterwards driven out by the Edomites (Gen. 32:3; 33:14, 16). It was allotted to the descendants of Esau (Deut. 2:4, 22; Josh. 24:4; 2 Chr. 20:10; Isa. 21:11; Exek. 25:8). (3.) A mountain range (not the Edomite range, Gen. 32:3) lying between the Wady Aly and the Wady Ghurab (Josh. 15:10).
These are the chiefs who came of the Horites, the children of seir in the land of Edom.
This was the name of its earliest inhabitants, "the sons of seir the Horite."
And the Chorreans in the mountains of seir, even to the plains of Pharan, which is in the wilderness.
The seat of the Divine Majesty appears to the prophetess to be in seir.
Once in possession of the fastnesses of seir, the Edomites were comparatively safe from external attack.
These be the dukes that came of Hory in their dukeds in the land of seir.
And Amasias taking courage led forth his people, and went to the vale of saltpits, and slew of the children of seir ten thousand.
The title was one which well befitted the red cliffs of seir.
Unto me one is calling from seir, Watchman, how much off the night?
These are dukes of the Horrites, the sons of seir, in the land of Edom.