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“Bronze Age DNA disproves the Bible’s claim that the Canaanites were wiped out: Study says their genes live on in modern-day Lebanese people” (Daily Mail) “Bible says Canaanites were wiped out by Israelites but scientists just found their descendants living in Lebanon” (The Independent) “Scientists Find Evidence That Ancient Canaanites Survive Today: Was The Bible Wrong?” (Tech Times) “New DNA study casts doubt on Bible claim” (Mother Nature Network) “The Bible was WRONG: Civilisation God ordered to be KILLED still live and kicking” (Express) “Genetic evidence suggests the Canaanites weren’t destroyed after all” (Ars Technica) “Canaanites Weren’t Annihilated by Ancient Israelites After All” (Newser) “Study disproves the Bible’s claim that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out” (Click Lancashire) “DNA vs the Bible: Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites” (Cosmos) “The Bible got it wrong: Ancient Canaanites survived and their DNA lives in modern-day Lebanese” (Pulse Headlines)1,2 It will help to quote Scripture at some length, just to show how ludicrous these headlines really are. Problem: the Bible says exactly the opposite of what these news outlets claim!
For a long time, researchers could only look through ancient Greek and Egyptian texts, as well as accounts from the Bible, to learn about the mysterious Canaanites, but the new evidence seems to suggest that the Bible has made a mistake. Then again, the contents of the Bible were translated mostly from dead languages so there is a big probability that the translation was either wrong or the meaning of the words have changed over time — the same way that what we consider finite numbers now seemed infinite for ancient people.
Not even ‘reputable’ sources were immune from this. Science added this “update” to their article: Update, 12:00 p.m., 28 July: This story and its headline have been updated to reflect that in the Bible, God ordered the destruction of the Canaanites, but that some cities and people may have survived. Some “may have survived”!? The Bible says they definitely survived, and persisted in the land, exactly as the DNA evidence indicates! And what was the original title of the Science article? “Ancient DNA counters biblical account of the mysterious Canaanites”.3 In other words, a title worthy of the ‘list of shame’ above.
The Canaanite-Phoenicians are also known as the inventors of the alphabet, among many other things. The area of present-day Lebanon and the wider Eastern Mediterranean were subjugated by Cyrus in 539 BCE. The Persians forced some of its population to migrate to Carthage, which remained a powerful nation until the Second Punic War. After two centuries of Persian rule, Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great attacked and burned Tyre, the most prominent Phoenician city. He conquered what is now Lebanon and other nearby regions of the Eastern Mediterranean in 332 BCE.
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: hounddoghowlie
The Bible makes mention of 3 areas that Joshua failed to conquer .The Gaza strip ,Lebanon ,and Damascus ...The 3 places that are a big issue with Israel today . Funny how some things never change eh ?
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
if i'm not mistaken the Canaanites were spread all out, and many lived in the mountains. it is possible that the
Israelites didn't go far enough into the mountains.
1. The HIVITES dwelt in the northern part of the country, at the foot of mount Hermon, or Anti-Lebanon, according to Joshua 11:3, where it is related that they, along with the united forces of northern Canaan, were defeated by Joshua.They were not, however, entirely driven out of their possessions, Jud 3:3 2Sa 24:7 1 Kings 9:20. There were also Hivites in middle Palestine, Genesis 34:2 Joshua 19:1,7 11:19.
4. The JEBUSITES had possession of the hill country around Jerusalem, and of that city itself, of which the ancient name was Jebus, Joshua 15:8,63 18:28.The Benjamites, to whom this region was allotted, did not drive out the Jebusites, Jude 1:21. David first captured the citadel of Jebus, 2 Samuel 5:6.
The Israelites, when they were led to the Promised Land, were commanded utterly to destroy the descendants of Canaan then possessing it (Exodus 23:23; Numbers 33:52, 53; Deuteronomy 20:16, 17). This was to be done "by little and little," lest the beasts of the field should increase (Exodus 23:29; Deuteronomy 7:22, 23). The history of these wars of conquest is given in the Book of Joshua. The extermination of these tribes, however, was never fully carried out. Jerusalem was not taken till the time of David (2 Samuel 5:6, 7). In the days of Solomon bond-service was exacted from the fragments of the tribes still remaining in the land (1 Kings 9:20, 21). Even after the return from captivity survivors of five of the Canaanitish tribes were still found in the land.
2.2. The CANAANITES, in a restricted sense, inhabited partly the plains on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, Numbers 13:29 Joshua 11:3..
originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: the2ofusr1
Is it going to be the next big excuse for an Israeli invasion of Lebanon ?
YA'ALON: ISRAEL WILL DESTROY LEBANON'S INFRASTRUCTURE IN NEXT WAR