[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes] /hɛt, hɛs; Sephardic Hebrew xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɛs/

the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the sound represented by this letter.
/hɛt; Hebrew xɛt/
the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative

dread, a descendant of Canaan, and the ancestor of the Hittites (Gen. 10:18; Deut. 7:1), who dwelt in the vicinity of Hebron (Gen. 23:3, 7). The Hittites were a Hamitic race. They are called “the sons of Heth” (Gen. 23:3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20).


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