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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [1]

heth ( חת , ḥēth ): In   Genesis 23:10 the ancestor of the Hittites. As the various peoples who occupied Canaan were thought to belong to one stock,   Genesis 10:15 (  1 Chronicles 1:13 ) makes Heth the (2nd) son of Canaan. In Gen 23 the "sons of Heth" occupy Hebron, but they were known to have come there from the north. A reference to this seems to be preserved in the order of the names in  Genesis 10:15 ,  Genesis 10:16 , where Heth is placed between Sidon and the Jebusites. See Hittites .