A people displaced by the incoming Israelites. The post-exilic editor of Genesis maintains that Abraham was promised the Girgashite territory in N. Canaan (Gen. 15:21; cf. Deut. 7:1; Josh. 3:10) and Nehemiah (9:8) regards the promise as still valid, according to the reported words of Ezra, as do orthodox Jews in modern Israel.

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