Perizzites - villagers; dwellers in the open country, the Girgashite Canaanite 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 ( ; , 3:17; 23:23; 33:2; 34:11). They are afterwards named among the conquered tribes ( ). Still lingering in the land, however, they were reduced to servitude by Solomon ( ).
This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.
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