2845. Cheth
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Cheth: a son of Canaan and probably ancestor of the Hittites
Original Word: חֵת
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Transliteration: Cheth
Phonetic Spelling: (khayth)
Short Definition: Heth

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
a son of Canaan and probably ancestor of the Hittites
NASB Translation
Heth (14).

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 vb; "" בְּנוֺת הָאָרֶץ = בְּנוֺת כְּנָ֑עַן Genesis 28:1).


From chathath; terror; Cheth, an aboriginal Canaanite -- Heth.

see HEBREW chathath

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