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Perizzites were the Canaanite nation inhabiting the fertile regions south and southwest of Carmel. The name may be related to a Hebrew term meaning "rural person."[1]

They were to be driven out of the land by the descendants of Abraham,[2] and are afterwards named among the conquered tribes.[3] Still lingering in the land, however, they were reduced to servitude by King Solomon.[4]


  1. ^ For the etymology, see David Noel Freedman; Allen C. Myers (31 December 2000). Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Amsterdam University Press. p. 1030. ISBN 978-90-5356-503-2. 
  2. ^ Gen. 15:20; Ex. 3:8, 3:17; 23:23; 33:2; 34:11; Jgs. 1:4-1:5
  3. ^ Josh. 24:11
  4. ^ 1 Kings 9:20

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Perizzites". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.