Canaanites


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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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While the Canaanites were considered morally depraved, to their credit, they are believed to have invented the alphabet.
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Yahweh had defeated the Canaanite and Philistine gods by bringing them into the Promised Land and providing the richness of the land.
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In Origen's view they should be read metaphorically or spiritually so that the Canaanites or Amalekites were not actual groups of people, deserving of death, but the tendency to sin in every human heart, against which we should make perpetual war.
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The land of Canaan was not only presently occupied by Canaanites. It was chock full of Canaanite gods, whose shrines and rituals would hold a very real attraction to the newcomers.
This fresco joins others of Aegean style that have been uncovered during earlier seasons at the Canaanite palace in Kabri.
The city traces its roots to the Jebusites, Arab Canaanites who moved from the Arabian Peninsula and settled there.
The murder of the Canaanites and Midianites are two good examples.
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