All The Ites

This page will, ultimately, be an exhaustive catalogue of every peoples in the Bible. Because this is such a large project, the page will remain up as a “work in progress” as it is expanded and refined. Please let me know of any errors.

Eventually, there will be two main sections: One for “Israelites”, as defined by the Biblical authors, and a larger one for all the people the Israelites wantonly slaughter. The list will not be comprehensive, since there are approximately 300,000,000 peoples listed in the Bible- in the tribal society, every town or family line is its own -ite, and I’m not really going to detail, say, the Kohanite lineage of the Levites. At least not until I get really really bored.

All names are given in their KJV spelling first, just to adhere to some standard. Hebrew names are given in plural if possible.

Name/שם Territory, Ethnicity Notable Bible Antics Fun Facts™
Amalekites
עמלקי
Killed by Saul (1st Samuel 15)
Ammonites
עמנים
Transjordan Not big players.
Amorites
אמרי
 Pretty vague E’s term for Canaanites?
Anakim/sons of Anak
ילידי הענק
Giants Probably not real
Arameans/Syrians
ארם
 Do not confuse with Assyrians
Assyrians
אשור
Destroys the kingdom of Israel  Do not confuse with Syrians
Canaanites
כנעני
Semitic people of Syria-Palestine; vaguely defined. Ethnically cleansed in Joshua Don’t worry, the ethnic cleansing is a myth.
Cherethites & Pelethites
כרתי & פלתי
Ethnicity not quite certain; Cherethites may be from Crete, Pelethites may be Philistines. 2nd Samuel 8:18 King David’s Blackwater
Edomites
אדמיים
Transjordan Jacob & Esau story Gen. 25Won’t let Israel pass through land Numbers 20

Controlled by, later revolt against Israelites 2nd Samuel 8; 2nd Kings 8

Jacob & Esau tale portrays Israel and Edom as siblings
Egyptians
מצרים
You know this one! Wore heavy eyeliner.
Ethiopians/Cushites
כושים
Gezrites
Girgashites
Hagarites
Hittites
Hivites
Horites
Ishmeelites/Ishmaelites
Jebusites
יבוסי
city-state of Jerusalem
Jerahmeelites
Kadmonites
Kenites
Kenizzites
Maachathites
Maonites
Midianites northern arabian penninsula
Moabites Transjordan
Meunites Some arabic tribe 2nd Chr. 20
Perizzites
Philistines (Gazathites/Gazites, Ashdothites, Eshkalonites, Gittites, Ekronites, Avites) Mycenaean Greeks, held five main cities to the southwest (jsh 13:3) Thought to be related to the “Sea People” who stirred shit up in the region. One of Israel’s top enemies.
Rehobites
Rephaim Ghosts of the dead.
Sidonians/Zidonians Phoenicians; Main city was Tyre They get no props for building the Temple.

Tribes who are mentioned but only once or twice so nothing really can be side about them:

Geshurites

Asherites (related to “Asherah”?)

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