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Avvim; Avites

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av´im ā´vı̄ts עוּים , ‛awwı̄m ; Εὑαῖοι , Heuaı́oi , also unaspirated; also used to represent the name of the Hivites): The early inhabitants of the southern extremity of Canaan afterward occupied by the Philistines (Deuteronomy 2:23; compare Joshua 13:3 , Joshua 13:4 , the King James Version "Avim," ā´vim ). The Avvim of Joshua 18:23 was a town of Benjamin, not a people. Gesenius supposes the name to mean "dwellers in the desert," but it was more probably the name of some pre-Sem tribe. The Avvim are described as living in Ḥăcērı̄m or "encampments" and extending as far as the outskirts of Gaza.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Avvim; Avites'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​a/avvim-avites.html. 1915.
 
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