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a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before it was conquered by the Israelites

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the extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied Canaan before the Israelite conquest

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the name of Al Karmil is derived from a Canaanite word, which means "God's
Artifacts and paintings at the site suggest that the Canaanites had contact with the Egyptians, Mesopotamian cultures and the Minoan civilization.
Of all the snapshots of Jesus the Gospels give us, his encounter with the Canaanite woman is one many of us would like to rip from the scrapbook.
It is significant that Maimonides, when discussing the laws pertaining to a Canaanite slave, reaches this conclusion: "The attribute of piety and the way of wisdom is for a person to be merciful and to pursue justice, not to make his slaves carry a heavy yoke, nor cause them distress.
Na'aman's objections to this proposal, in "Dispatching Canaanite Maidservants to the Pharaoh," ANES 39 [2002]: 77-78, employ very weak arguments.
TO PARAPHRASE ANOTHER OUTSIDER, THE SAMARITAN woman in John's gospel, we might ask: How can she, a woman and a Canaanite, ask Jesus, a man and a Jew, for his mercy?
Activities of the Syrian Cultural Week start on Sunday with the dancing epic ''The Canaanite Iliad'' by Ornina Band on Qatar National Theater and a number of exhibitions are to be opened.
7) According to the Book of Joshua, the Manasseh clans on the west side in Canaan did not conquer the Canaanite cities in the Jezreel and Bet Shean valleys, leaving the Canaanite population living there until well into the period of the United Kingdom.
It is mentioned 38 times in the Old Testament and appears in Genesis as the oldest Canaanite city, 'the firstborn of Canaan,'" she said.
Thus none of the various causes of Egyptian and Canaanite slavery that Hendel sets forth in detail actually correspond with the reason for Hebrew enslavement in the biblical account.
The enormity of this claim becomes clear when we consider the power that the (divinized) Sea had in Canaanite mythology, where Yammu was a rival with the great god Baal (cf.
It gets its name not because telescope builders worship at teh rotating furnance--come to think of it, that would be a rather Canaanite thing to do -- but because it was once a synagogue, which the university bought and remodeled when the congregation moved elsewhere.
Ahab's agenda included keeping Jezebel happy; Jezebel's agenda included the promotion of the Canaanite fertility gods, Baal and Asherah.
She draws from Greek, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Canaanite, Judaic, and other materials as if the three-thousand year time span, geographical distance, and cultural differences were of little consequence.