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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  one  of  the  original  tribes  scattered  over  Palestine,  from  Hermon 
  to  Gibeon  in  the  south.  The  name  is  interpreted  as  midlanders" 
  or  villagers"  (Gen.  10:17;  1  Chr.  1:15).  They  were  probably  a 
  branch  of  the  Hittites.  At  the  time  of  Jacob's  return  to  Canaan, 
  Hamor  the  Hivite  was  the  "prince  of  the  land"  (Gen.  24:2-28). 
  They  are  next  mentioned  during  the  Conquest  (Josh.  9:7; 
  11:19).  They  principally  inhabited  the  northern  confines  of 
  Western  Palestine  (Josh.  11:3;  Judg.  3:3).  A  remnant  of  them 
  still  existed  in  the  time  of  Solomon  (1  Kings  9:20). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Hivites,  wicked;  wickedness