- a member of an ancient people inhabiting Canaan, conquered by the Israelites.
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Examples from the Web for hivite
The four cities of the Hivite league, which alone made a treaty with Israel, are shown by clasped hands, the token of peace.The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas
Jesse L. Hurlbut
All three of the parties concerned—Hivite, Amorite and Israelite—had moved with the utmost rapidity.The Astronomy of the Bible
E. Walter Maunder
In two passages, it is true, "Hivite" seems to be used with an ethnic meaning.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations