They were too ignorant to realize, when they were called upon, that Rebecca's absence would make everything come wrong, and the blow descended with crushing force when the Jebusites and Amorites, the Girgashites, Hivites, and Perizzites
had to be pronounced by the persons of all others least capable of grappling with them.
12:6]  The verses 13:3-7 state that the Canaanite and the Perizzite
were already dwelling in the land when Abraham returned from Egypt to Bethel and set his tent between Bethel and Ha'i.
participle respectively, though the different morphology of the predicate does not affect the plain meaning of the phrase, which is "and the Canaanite and the Perizzite
were then dwelling in the land" in both versions.
Yes, those live-and-let-live words are in Deuteronomy, but so, too, is this divine injunction not cited by Hazony: "Cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites
, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites." The Israelites are ordered to "smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them."
So, I went down to release them from the hands of the Egyptians and to bring them to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites
, Hivites, and Jebusites.
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants 1 give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites
, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites." (Gen.
The people of Israel and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the land whose abhorrent practices are like those of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites
, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites (Ezra 9:1).
The articles by Gass deal with critical and historical questions concerning peoples who appear in Judges: Amalekites, Kenites, the locale Maon and the Meuintes, Midianites, and the standard Deuteronomistic catalog of seven peoples, with special attention given to Perizzites
, Hivites, and Jebusites.
I once read a revision of the story of Lot's wife which exalted Lot's wife, who has no name, because her turning to give a fond glance back to the town of Sodom was probably her sense of longing for those who she left in the town, women and men, Canaanites and Perizzites
, Philistines and Hebrews, travellers and dwellers.
(139) For the moral particularist, the moral relevance of any feature depends on the context of the one case, features thereby have variable relevance, and "a feature that is a reason in one case may be no reason at all, or an opposite reason, in another." (140) By this view, moral considerations are decided "on a case by case basis." (141) Biblically, it is a moral duty to fight against that regime (Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites
, Hivites, Jebusites, et al.).
The land of Canaan was full of Canaanites, bless their souls: Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites
, Jebusites, and all those other folk whose names lectors routinely stumble over.