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The Canaanite in Gen 12:6

The Bible says 'And the Canaanite was in the land' in Gen 12:6. Is this referring to a specific person or this is just a linguistic error in translation that is meant to refer to the group of people.
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What is the "language of Canaan" in Isaiah 19:18?

Isaiah 19:18 says that בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֡וּא יִהְיוּ֩ חָמֵ֨שׁ עָרִ֜ים בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֗יִם מְדַבְּרוֹת֙ שְׂפַ֣ת כְּנַ֔עַן In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt speaking the language ...
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What happened when the spies were sent out to Canaan?

In Deuteronomy 1:22 it says: But all of you came to me and said, ‘Let’s send some men to look at the land first. They can spy out the land and come back and tell us the way we should go and which ...
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Did large numbers of the House of Israel remain in Canaan when the sons of Jacob migrated to Egypt? (Genesis 46)

Genesis 46 26 Jacob’s people who came to Egypt—his direct descendants, not counting the wives of Jacob’s sons—numbered sixty-six persons in all. 27 Together with Joseph’s sons who were born to him in ...
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Who were the Canaanites?

Why did God send his angel of death in Exodus 23:23 to kill people that already lived on the chosen land for the chosen ones? Ex 23:23 (ESV) - “When my angel goes before you and brings you to the ...
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Why did Abraham and Isaac instruct their children to marry only from their clan?

Abraham was from a pagan family, separated by his call to God. His families I supposed weren't different from the Canaanites in pagan worship. In some instances, the Canaanites proved more morally ...
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What is the relationship between Melchizedek (Gen. 14) and Adonizedek (Josh. 19)

Melchizedek is well known as the king of (Jeru-)Salem at the time of Abraham in Gen. 14. Far lesser-known is Adonizedek of Jerusalem, mentioned in Joshua 10: Now when Adonizedek, king of Jerusalem, ...
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The meaning of Deuteronomy 28:43 and its fulfillment

43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt ...
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How does Stephen say God gave no inheritance to Abraham in Acts 7:5?

Acts 7:5 ESV: Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot's length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child But Abraham did ...
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Who were the Hivites, mentioned at Genesis 34:2?

The inhabitants of Shechem, who were slaughtered by Simeon and Levi in Genesis 34, are described as "Hivites." Who were they?
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Did Joshua doubt God's word in Joshua 7:7?

God had clearly promised Joshua that he will vanquish all his enemies and divide the land KJV Joshua 1 : 5 - 6 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was ...
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What would the new occupiers eat if they didn't harvest for 4 years

Leviticus 19:23-25 stated that the Israelites when they newly occupy their land should dedicate the proceeds of planting for 3 years. They can only start eating it in the fifth year. To my knowledge, ...
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Are the Sea peoples referenced anywhere in the bible? [closed]

To better understand this question. And why i feel this is a good, rational question, i will spend a little time below, copying and pasting everything i can find regarding the Sea peoples. When one ...
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Why did Noah Curse Canaan and not Ham? [duplicate]

Genesis 9:20-27 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw ...
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Disappearing Girgashites

"And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the ...
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As a King within Canaan, did Melchizedek's priesthood serve any group of Canaanites in those times? Gen 14:18?

For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men.... He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness.(Hebrews 5:1) ...
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Isaiah 14:12 - relationship to Canaanite religion

In Isaiah 14:12, (a passage addressed to the king of Babylon) Isaiah says: Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of ...
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Did Noah's curse on Canaan affect the other Children of Ham by implication?

My question deals with whether or not there is an extended prophecy about the other descendants of Ham by reason of the way Noah phrased and classified the servitude of Canaan. It reads in Gen 9:25: ...
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Why was Rachel buried along the road and not in the family tomb in the Cave of Machpelah?

Genesis 48 records the death of Rachel: But as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath; and I ...
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Why Was Terah Travelling to Canaan?

Genesis 11:31 states: וַיִּקַּ֨ח תֶּ֜רַח אֶת־אַבְרָ֣ם בְּנ֗וֹ וְאֶת־ל֤וֹט בֶּן־הָרָן֙ בֶּן־בְּנ֔וֹ וְאֵת֙ שָׂרַ֣י כַּלָּת֔וֹ אֵ֖שֶׁת אַבְרָ֣ם בְּנ֑וֹ וַיֵּצְא֨וּ אִתָּ֜ם מֵא֣וּר כַּשְׂדִּ֗ים לָלֶ֙כֶת֙ ...
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Who decided to send spies to Canaan

Numbers 13:1-2 records that God asked Moses to send men to spy the land of Canaan, Deuteronomy 1:21-23 records that it was Moses who sent the spies. Who actually sent the spies was it Moses or God?
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Why does Noah curse Canaan?

Genesis 9:23-25 NLT, reads, Then Shem and Japheth took a robe, held it over their shoulders, and backed into the tent to cover their father. As they did this, they looked the other way so they ...
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