“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).

Definition of Perizzites: “dwelling in villages

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