International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 
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 .