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13:7 Friction developed between the herdsmen of Abram's flocks and those of Lot. The Canaanites and Perizites were then living in the land.
Vayehi-riv beyn ro'ey mikneh-Avram uveyn ro'ey mikneh-Lot vehaKna'ani vehaPrizi az yoshev ba'arets.
13:8 Abram said to Lot, 'Let's not have friction between me and you, and between my herdsmen and yours. After all, we're brothers.
Vayomer Avram el-Lot al-na tehi merivah beyni uveynecha uveyn ro'ay uveyn ro'echa ki-anashim achim anachnu.


  This is the first mention of this nation, which is later mentioned together with the other Canaanite nations (see Genesis 15:20; Exodus 3:8, 3:17, 23:23, etc.). They most probably lived between Bethel and Shechem (cf. Genesis 34:30), especially around Bezek (Khirbet Ibzik) (Judges 1:4). They lived near the Amorite, Hittite and Yebusite (Joshua 11:3), as well as in the forests near the Rephaim (Joshua 17:15). Some say that they were called Perizim because they lived in unwalled cities (Perazoth) (Kesseth HaSofer).

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