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Canaanites

 

ancient Semitic tribes (seeSEMITES) that inhabited Canaan. The Canaanites comprised a wide variety of tribes, including Ugarites, Amorites, Cohenites, several Hebrew tribes, Moabites, and Ammonites. They spoke dialects of a single Semitic language, ancient Canaanite, which closely resembled biblical Hebrew.

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And Judah went with Simeon his brother and they smote the Canaanites that inhabited Zephat and utterly destroyed it [herem] and the name of the city was called Hormah (Jud.
Of course the Egyptian scribes did not always use Canaano-Akkadian, certainly not when writing to countries outside of Canaan, and perhaps not normally when writing to Canaanites, although the extant sample seems too small to determine the norms for Egyptian communication with each of several different language communities among their correspondents.
The Israelites meet the Canaanites in the Valley of Jezreel near the river Kishon in open battle.
Both Ephraim and Manasseh did not dispossess the Canaanites despite their ability to do so; this failure foreshadows their laxity reported in Judges:
In Canaanite material the dragon's name is essentially the same as Leviathan.
As the author states in her review of previous literature, scholars have long vacillated between contradictory views of Canaanite demographics in this period (urban vs.
This suggests that the population of Khirbet Qeiyafa observed two biblical bans -- on pork and on graven images -- and thus practiced a different cult than that of the Canaanites or the Philistines.
Adoniram was the hated "supervisor of the mas" who administered the onerous cor- vee imposed on the former Canaanites.
The Phoenicians were probably direct descendants of the Canaanites, the original inhabitants of Palestine, who developed a thriving seafaring empire founding colonies throughout the Mediterranean.
Marcus said the program opened with "a revision of history," by casting the ancient Canaanites as Arabs.
Mendenhall had seen the origins of the Canaanite strands of later Israel in Canaanites who had escaped from the chaos of the coastal areas to the hill country of Canaan, whereas Gottwald had seen their origins in a revolution of lower-class Canaanites (against their overlords) who later took refuge in the hill country.
Al-Qidwa: "Solomon's Temple, I believe, was built by the Canaanites who were the neighbors of the Israelis, the Israelites.