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perizzites in the Bible

villagers; dwellers in the open country, the Canaanitish nation inhabiting the fertile regions south and south-west of Carmel. "They were the graziers, farmers, and peasants of the time." They were to be driven out of the land by the descendants of Abraham (Gen. 15:20; Ex. 3:8, 17; 23:23; 33:2; 34:11). They are afterwards named among the conquered tribes (Josh. 24:11). Still lingering in the land, however, they were reduced to servitude by Solomon (1 Kings 9:20).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The peasantry or fellahin are the perizzites of the Hebrew Scriptures.

  • The perizzites, also, inhabited Palestine for a long period after the conquest.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • They are thus synonymous with the perizzites, who take their place in Gen. xv.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • The perizzites, "villagers" are always named in connection with the Canaanites.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • Intermarriages made their position safer, and they intermarried with Amorites, Hivites, perizzites.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson

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