Also known as

  • Cethites


A people of Asia Minor, descendants of Chanaan (Genesis 10), occupying the territory between Chaldea and Egypt, one of the richest commercial countries in the East. When Abraham came to Chanaan, he found a Hethite colony clustered around Hebron (Genesis 23; 26). Little is known of their language and religion.

MLA Citation

  • “Hethites”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 September 2010. Web. 28 October 2021. <http://catholicsaints.info/hethites/>