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[hawr-ahyt, hohr-] /ˈhɔr aɪt, ˈhoʊr-/

an ancient people of Edom living in the region of the Dead Sea, possibly identical with the Hurrians.
a member of this people.

cave-men, a race of Troglodytes who dwelt in the limestone caves which abounded in Edom. Their ancestor was “Seir,” who probably gave his name to the district where he lived. They were a branch of the Hivites (Gen. 14:6; 36:20-30; 1 Chr. 1:38, 39). They were dispossessed by the descendants of Esau, and as a people gradually became extinct (Deut. 2:12-22).


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