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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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

The death and burial of Abraham’s wife, Sarah (Genesis 23:1-23:20)

After living to the age of 127 years old, Sarah died in Hebron.  After mourning her death, Abraham approached the Hittites and asked if they would be willing to sell him land he could use as a burial site for Sarah (being a foreigner to the area, Abraham owned no…
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