THE SEVEN TRIBES of CANAAN


by Avram Yehoshua

Amorites:

'High ones' they were tall. Very prominent in the Land. Recorded by the Akkadians in 2500 BCE that the land was called the land of the Amorites. (the 1st dynasty of Babylon was Amorite: 1830-1550 BCE, with Hammurabi being the most important king: 1728-1686.) Sihon and Og were kings in Mosheh's day. Offered young to Molech. Proud.

Hittites:

Aggressive. Religion was a cross between Babylon and Egypt. Powerful. 1600 to 1200 BCE. Ishtar of Ninevah. (Acts 19:34: Diana of the Ephesians). Covetous. their gods usually rode on the backs of animals or were enthroned between them.

Perrizites:

'to drag away violently. Hate. they dwelt in unwalled cities.

Canaanites:

Arts and sciences. fertility cult. most debase; more than others. El was the chief god noted for his gross crimes: murders his father and his son. decapitates his daughter. Baal, son of El, god of thunder. Anat, Astarte, Asherah: feminine goddesses of sex and war. Utterly immoral. Temple prostitution; fornication. the Ras Shamra clay tablets describe their pantheon of gods and goddesses. Mot was the god of death; Reshep of pestilence, Shulman of health and Koshar of the arts and crafts.

Girgashites:

To draw away; to entice. utterly immoral and corrupt. decadent, vile and base.

Hevites:

Impulsive, unwarlike, warmhearted. the Gibeonites were Hevites. deceitful and false.

Jebusites:

Warlike. held the city that would be named Yerushalaim, only when Kind David, after Israel had been 400 years in the Land, was able to capture it. idolatrous.

The main characteristics of them all was pride and rebellion. As followers of Yeshua we need to be aware that we are like them.

  1. Worship our conception of Yeshua, verses Yeshua Himself
  2. Our nature: revenge
  3. Willfulness: instead of submitting to Yeshua
  4. Pride: superior or inferior attitude toward others. insecurity
  5. Falsehood: honesty in all we do
  6. Sensuality: sex in our society is not unlike the land of Kena'an
  7. Control of our lives versus letting Yeshua be in control

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