|Ancient Near East|
It is essential to trace the Kushite antecedents of the Horites. The Kushite empire ran the extent of the Nile and included Egypt, Sudan, Nubia and the Horn of Africa. The word Horite is evidently related to Khar, a unit of measurement used in trade. We find a linguistic connection to the Nilotic languages.
The word is related to gur. In Akkadian "gurguri" means metalworkers or copper smiths. In Oromo gurguru means to sell (gurgurtaa = sale; gurguraa = seller). In Somali gur- means to collect something. Gurgure literally means one who collects and keeps collecting. Gur also means to be left handed. The Gurgure clan of the Dir refers to traders or one who collects wares and resales them. This describes the Horites who lived in Edom and were involved in the spice and perfume trade. They were also metal workers and scribes.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:01, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
- 98., please read wikipedia's cornerstone policy "No Original Research". In other words, Wikipedia (including its article talk pages) is NOT the place for readers to be premiering new theories that have never before been published anywhere else. Unless you have a reliable source we could attribute making these same claims, I suggest you publicise your theories in a blog, on another website. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 14:50, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
A wiser approach to Horites would be to build on what is said in Genesis 36. I think there is more material on Horites in the later Book of Jubilees too. The Jewish Encyclopedia is always sound scholarship. Seir, whether as imagined "patriarch" or the land itself, is a good example of the Hebrew ethnology, which expresses as genealogy the contemporary traditions of how tribal groups were related. Has any archaeological material been securely identified as "Horite"? If so, it should be mentioned. Then speculative associations with Egyptian tribal designations might be brought in. As it stands, though, this stub is unworkable. Trying to edit this is fruitless. Wetman 20:37, 6 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Please check out Wetman's contributions for this day and you will see that very sadly he has sought out articles I have worked on and makes a comment to say the same thing i.e. anything I have worked on muyst be re-written from scratch and is unusable or delete worthy. He believes me to be a delusional crank. Well anyway lets not allow his personal vendetta to be taken seriously. The article is a stub and short enough for anyone with knowledge to chop it up aand re-arrange to a better article. Wetman's stlye is to always spount on talk pages but very seldom does he ever make an attempt to contribute to or edit an article he does not like because his insecurity demands he personally re-write entire articles to add to his List of articles written by him. He does not understand the idea odf multiple authorship or teamwork. Zestauferov 02:32, 7 Feb 2004 (UTC)