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Horites or Horim (חרי) were a cave-dwelling people mentioned in the Torah (Genesis 14:6, 36:20, Deuteronomy 2:12) inhabiting areas around Mount Seir. They have been identified with Egyptian references to Khar (formerly translated as Harri), which concern a southern region of Canaan. Despite the widespread influence of the Hurrians, a more northerly people, these were probably not the same as the Horites.
According to the Torah account, the Lord had driven them out before the Edomites, descendants of Abraham, some time before the Exodus. Their ancestor is Hori son of Lotan son of Seir whose pre-Edomite descendants, "dukes of the Horites in the land of Seir", are listed in Gen. 36:20-29 and 1 Chronicles 1:38-42. One of these dukes, Zibeon, is described as a Hivite. Though Seir's own ancestry is never directly specified the rabbinical tradition clearly derives from the part of his genealogy which corresponds with that given for Esau's Hivite wife (Oholibamah bat Anah bat Zibeon ben Seir) in Gen. 36:2.
As for the Horites being the same as the Khar in the Egyptian inscriptions, see The International standard Bible encyclopedia, page 1421. James Orr, 1915.