The Dispossessed People:

The Avvim/Avvites

    Also spelled Avim or Avites, they were early inhabitants of SW Canaan along the Mediterranean coast.  They were probably assimilated by the Philistines who later inhabited the same area.


Dt 2:23
and the Avvim, who lived in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim, who came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and lived in their place.)

Jsh 13:3
from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, which is counted as Canaanite; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,

Jsh 18:23
Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,

2Kg 17:31
and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.



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