Avites

Avites

(ā`vīts), in the Bible. 1 People of SW ancient Palestine, probably assimilated by the Philistines. They appear as Avims in Deuteronomy. 2 People of Ava.
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We know from other parts of the Bible that child sacrifice was practiced by various nations in Biblical times: "And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of the Sepharvaim.