The Hivites are descendant of Canaan, son of Ham, son of Noah (Genesis 10:17).
Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names and BDB Theological Dictionary suggest relations with the noun (hawa) meaning tent, village. The root verb (hawa) means show, tell, make known. (hawa) means prostrate oneself; worship. The name Hivite bears a striking resemblance to the name Eve. Please revert to that name for a better look at these words.
The name Hivite possibly means Villagers (BDB Theological Dictionary and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names). NOBS Study Bible Name List does not translate this name.
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