Matthew

Jesus veers from his primary task in order to free a pagan Canaanite from demon possession (Matthew 15:21 – 15:28).

Jesus left Gennesaret, withdrew from the Pharisees, and travelled to Tyre and Sidon. A local Canaanite woman came to Jesus crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not say a word. The disciples urged Jesus to dismiss the…
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Ancient History

The complete list of nations that once inhabited the biblical land of Canaan

The bible lists nations that inhabited the land of Canaan in several verses. In some verses, the list varies slightly. This is likely because, when ordered by date written, the number of nations decreased as time passes. This hints that some nations ( Kadmonites, Rephaites) disappeared. Verses that list the…
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Christian News

Mainstream media flop – how media attempted to use science to disprove biblical “claim” that Canaanites were annihilated

Using science or history for support, media outlets relish the opportunity to prove the Bible wrong. The most recent case in point: widespread media assertions that a recent research paper, which concludes Canaanite descendants survived to modern-day, contradicts biblical scripture. In this case, it appears the science may be right…
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Genesis

Isaac blesses Jacob (again) with instructions on who to marry (Genesis 27:46 – 28:9)

Rebekah told Isaac, “I’m disgusted with these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a Hittite wife, my life will not be worth living.” In response to her complaint, Isaac called for Jacob, blessed him, and commanded, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman. Go at once to Paddan-Aram (where Rebekah’s father, Bethuel…
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Genesis

Noah’s Sons and the Uncovering of Noah (Genesis 9:18 – 9:29)

Noah's Sons - Shem, Japheth, and Ham Noah had three sons, Shem, Japheth (JAY-feth), and Ham (who had a son named Canaan who will become important to our story below).  In the ancient times, seeing your father naked was frowned upon.  It was considered disgraceful to the father.  “Honor thy…
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