Canaan

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an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea

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a centralized Canaanite community lived around a palace that was probably housed a leader or a ruling family who redistributed wealth and commodities.
The indigenous Palestinians, the legitimate owners of the land, are the descendents of Ancient Canaanites, Philisti nians, ancient Hebrews, Assyrians, ancient Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Christian crusaders and Turks.
And the Canaanites, the King of Arad who dwelt in the Negev in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel (Num.
The wall dates to the 17th century BC, when Jerusalem was a small, fortified enclave controlled by the Canaanites, one of the peoples the Bible says lived in the region before the Hebrew tribes were able to impose their hegemony.
As pointed out already, it is unlikely that, over the course of centuries of interaction, Canaanites, Egyptians, and other participants in the Late Bronze contact situation generally failed to learn each other's languages (only some, not all, members of each group need have learned the languages of other groups to violate the condition indicated).
Primarily a seer, poet, and interpreter of dreams, Deborah was known for her charismatic leadership, which, together with the military leadership of Barak, her commander, inspired the Israelites to military victory over the Canaanites.
The story begins with the development of pagan gods and the way in which one of them, Yahweh Sabaoth (a war god), begins to usurp the roles of others among the Canaanites.
Erekat justified his claim by saying that his ancestors were the real descendants of the Canaanites and lived in the area for "5,500 years before Joshua Bin-Nun came and burned my hometown, Jericho.
The Canaanites constructed a port on the Mediterranean Sea and used the sea together with city walls to provide a unique defense against invaders.
However, they failed to dispossess the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer; so the Canaanites remained in the midst of Ephraim, as is still the case.
In scripture God commands the Hebrews to annihilate the Amalekites (1 Samuel) and Canaanites (Joshua) inhabiting the Promised Land, and later generations of Jews saw this "ban" as justifying the Maccabean revolt and the "zealot" rebellions of Jesus' day, while Christians have used these texts to justify the Crusades, the wars of religion after the Reformation, and the colonial slaughter of indigenous peoples.
Temple prostitutes were part of the worship of the people from which Israel emerged, the Canaanites.
If the lowland sites were indeed subject to Egyptian interference, many Canaanites may eventually have headed for the hill country.
The absence of cultic images of humans or animals in the shrines provides evidence that the local inhabitants practiced a different cult than that of the Canaanites or the Philistines.
The commentary is reverential but not apologetic and recognizes that some issues like slavery or the command to kill the Canaanites must be reinterpreted by later generations in light of principles of equity and justice that are central to the Torah.