Concise Bible Dictionary:

One of the races found early in Palestine: they were descendants of Ham through Canaan (Gen. 10:1717And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, (Genesis 10:17)). Jacob, on his return to Palestine, found Shechem occupied by the Hivites (Gen. 34:22And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. (Genesis 34:2)). They also possessed Gibeon, and found means to deceive Joshua into making a league with them (Jos. 9:3, 73And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, (Joshua 9:3)
7And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you? (Joshua 9:7)
). They seemed to be more a commercial than a warlike people. We also find the Hivites in the north in mount Lebanon, and Israel was beguiled into making marriage contracts with them (Judg. 3:3,5-63Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon unto the entering in of Hamath. (Judges 3:3)
5And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: 6And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. (Judges 3:5‑6)
). In the days of Solomon they were still in the land, and were made tributary to Israel (1 Kings 9:2020And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel, (1 Kings 9:20)). Israel suffered through not carrying out the directions of God to cast out these and other inhabitants of the land. They were by them led into idolatry.

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

showers of life: livers