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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Doumet-Serhal said the daggers were not used for fighting, but were significant because they showed the warriors belonged to the society's elite: "The Canaanites did not bury in such a way unless the dead belonged to the aristocratic and elite class of the Canaanite society."
Having observed that El was primarily used as a proper name despite its ability to function as an appellative in the Ugaritic myths, he analyzed various El epithets in the OT and concluded that El in the OT should be primarily understood as a proper name referring to the high god in the Canaanite religion.
They had the option of the gods of Egypt, the gods of the Canaanites and Philistines or the God of their ancestors that had brought them out of Egypt through the wilderness and had helped them to conquer the Promised Land.
All these give the mother and Christ the courage to ask (a Canaanite mother asking a Jew) for a favor.
473, 474, 476, pp.163-164; Fulco, The Canaanite GodResep, pp.
Although conversion and the tenets of faith are set out with greater complexity in the Second Nun's Tale than in Matthew's story, both are nonetheless in evidence in the brief time the Canaanite woman spoke to Christ.
"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."
Arad was a prosperous 3rd millennium BC Canaanite town, built as a fortress surrounded by a stone wall with towers.
The book rewards both beginners and scholars, from the chapter on comparative translation (parallel translations of Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Old Latin, and Jerome's Latin: and parallels of Hebrew, Luther Bible, King James, New Jewish Publication Society) to a helpful review of many types of musical settings; from a more synthetic approach to the question of Canaanite origins to interesting introductions to Syrian churches; and on to interpretive differences between Calvin and Luther.
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.
It is a process of rehabilitation that is part of the "Heritage for Development" programme which has managed to salvage the architecture and identity of this Canaanite city threatened by the Israeli blockade.