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Synonyms for Canaan

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

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As for the Canaanites, their religion was considered the most abominable of all ancient religions.
DNA taken previously from other Canaanites graves at Freres compared to the DNA of 100 Lebanese showed 95 percent were of Canaanite descent, Doumet-Serhal said, adding, "We were never divided.
Billie Jean Collins, "The Hittites and the Hurrians," speaks authoritatively about the supposed Hittite relationship with the so-called Hittites of the Old Testament, showing that the biblical term was inherited in later periods to denote a synonym for "Canaanite" and "Amorite." K.
The gods of the Canaanite and the Philistines were gods that promised excitement and plenty.
Fulco, The Canaanite GodResep (AOS 8; New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1976), p.
Greece is part of the old Canaanite world where the Canaanite alphabet, olive oil, thyme, and wheat bread is dominant.
As often happens, though, the ideas and religious philosophy of the defeated Canaanites grew into a rebellion, a movement that we know as Christianity.
According to the Bible, who destroyed Jericho after taking it from the Canaanites? 2.
After an introductory chapter by the editor, chapters are devoted to the extant literature of the Sumerians, Egyptians, Akkadians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, and Arameans.
Jenkins offers a useful thought experiment, asking readers to view these stories through the eyes of the Canaanites themselves.
They are the descendents of all the groups that inhibited Palestine since the ancient Canaanites and beyond.
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.
The course will cover the earliest human settlements, the Canaanites, the Israelite state, the Babylonian and Greek conquests as well as the ancient civilisations of Phoenicia, Sicily, Tuscany and Carthage.
The Canaanites were living in the Levant and wanted to feel European," explained Dr.
There are any number of communities who have settled, conquered, ruled, traded and moved through its lands over the years including the Canaanites, Philistines, Samaritans, Nabataeans, Greeks, and Romans.