Canaanite


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Canaanite

1. a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied the land of Canaan before the Israelite conquest
2. the extinct language of this people, belonging to the Canaanitic branch of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
3. (in later books of the Old Testament) a merchant or trader (Job 40:30; Proverbs 31:24)
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All these give the mother and Christ the courage to ask (a Canaanite mother asking a Jew) for a favor.
BEIRUT: Modern Lebanese people are directly linked to the biblical Canaanites, according to a study from scientists at the Lebanese American University and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute that was published Thursday.
Albright, " Mesopotamian Elements in Canaanite Eschatology," p.
In any case, the only Canaanite core was recovered on the surface near the excavated area and not in the excavation.
The Romans borrowed their marine technology from the Canaanites and, as Roman fortunes rose in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, they warred with the Canaanites, finally crushing Carthage in 146 BCE, pulverizing the great city into dust and displacing its people.
Few scholars however have focused on the Nun's allusion in her middle section prayer in which she compares herself to the Canaanite woman of the New Testament:
Israel had to kill its inner Canaanite," so "perhaps the later commentators, Jewish and Christian, were not that misguided in seeing the massacres in allegorical terms.
The international letters written in Semitic Accadian language on clay tablets that had been sent by Canaanite officials to the Egyptian government officials in Amarna City during the 18th Dynasty rule sheds more light on the Canaanites relations with the Egyptians.
Controversially, Copan contrasts the Canaanite wars and medieval Crusades with Islamic jihad.
Even the Canaanites, polytheistic neighbours of Israel, were not outside the scope of Jesus' ministry, as the story of the healing of the Canaanite woman's daughter in Matthew and Mark reveals.
Many current psalmic commentaries discuss the (possible) Canaanite origins of this psalm and then apply one or several modern critical approaches--literary, rhetorical, or linguistic.
The Moabites are believed to have been Canaanite tribes that settled in the land between the River Jordan and the Eastern Desert in the 14th century BC.