What are the similarities between Canaanites and Israelites?

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So Kathleen is asking what are the similarities between Canaanites and Israelites? That should be a fun exercise. This is a fun question. I love this question, actually, because I love history and I love genealogy and I’ve I love everything about the Bible. I know a lot of people don’t always enjoy, like, why are all these begats in the Bible?

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I’m like, Actually, they’re pretty cool, but I won’t go through all of them. But I will show you something interesting as far as what are the similarities, what are the connections between the Canaanites and the Israelites? And I’ll show you that basically it goes back to the time of Noah, as far as I understand. And Jeremy, you can add whatever you’d like later, but this is my understanding. So when you go to the Book of Genesis, chapter ten, it talks about the descendants of Noah.

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And basically Noah had three sons, jacob, Ham and Shem, and one of his sons, ham was not a very good boy. They’re going to say sad. But basically Ham did something that was definitely a sin against his father. He discovered his father’s nakedness. And so because of that, Ham was kind of the line of the ungodly, as you can kind of see in the Bible.

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And if you look at Genesis, chapter ten and verse six, you can see who kind of Hams line of people. So go with me to Genesis, chapter ten, verse six. And basically it reads and the sons of Pam were kush miserab fought and canaan. So these were the first of handy.

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So one of them was Canaan. And if you go to verses 15 through 20, you can see kind of how the lineage began to keep going. And so again, going down to Genesis ten and verses 15 and looking at Canaan’s descendants, it says in Canaan to get a side on his first born in Hess and the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Gergasite and the Hiveite and the Cart Archite and Cenite and the Arbidite and Zimmerite and all these hemasite and afterwards where the family of the Canaanites spread abroad. And it says in the border of the Canaanites was from sideon that goes to Garar, unto Gaza. I know this probably doesn’t sound, but here’s where it gets interesting.

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As thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah and ADMA and Zaboam, even to Lasha, these are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries and in their nations. So we see from the lineage of Canaan that Canaan was basically, like I said, he did wickedness and his descendants continued in wickedness. And you see that until their lineage going down into places like Sodom and Gomorrah, they were not a good people. I think you probably saw some of the other people in this lineage. As far as the Amorites, we know that those were also enemies of God.

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When God people came out of Egypt, they were harassing God’s people. There was problems between these people and God’s people in the nation of Israel. Now, where does Israel come into the picture? Well, we actually see them from the descendants of Abraham, but also from the descendants of Shem. And Sham is really quick.

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I want to point out something interesting. I know that was a lot of verbiage, but basically Ham being the wicked son. And Ham’s name in the Hebrew means hot. So it’s kind of interesting. His name actually went hot.

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I don’t know if they would have had a hot temper or why he was named that, but that was basically the name of Ham. But the name of Shem meant name. It literally meant name. Which is interesting because when you look back in the Bible, back in the book of Genesis in chapter four, basically, where it talks about after Adam he fell and then they had Cain and Abel, and Abel was good, but then Cain killed his brother Abel. And it says down the line, like many years later, they had another son named Seth, and it says Seth had a son named Enoch.

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And after Enoch, men began to call him the name of the Lord. And I do believe that the name of the Lord is very important, but it’s not its pronunciation, it’s meaning it’s knowing who God is as a person. You know God on a name basis. I could know a movie star, I could know their name as far as knowing that person or say if I knew the president or somebody famous, that’s one thing to be able to pronounce their name. But if I know them on a first name basis, if they came to my house and they said my name, they knew me.

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That’s more what the Bible is talking about. As far as the name of God, noah was calling his son Shem because he wanted Shem to call on the name of God or to be one who reflected the name or the character of God. And so you see in the line of Shem. If you go to Genesis. Chapter eleven.

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Verse ten. So this is kind of more God’s lineage. Like God’s people. Which we kind of see even going back to the Garden of Eden. When in Genesis.

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Chapter three. There’ll be enmity between the devil and the woman. Between dice. The people who follow after the devil or the world and those who follow after God. There’s going to be a clash.

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There’s going to be tension and problems. So here we see in God’s lineage in Genesis, chapter eleven in verse ten, and it basically talks about the lineage of Ham. It says God’s lineage. And shem These are the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old.

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And we get our facts odd two years after the flood. So basically it’s not pronounced that name. By the way. I’m trying yes, I won’t list all of his descendants because that’s going to take forever. But if you go down to verse 26, it does something pretty interesting.

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So in Genesis eleven, verse 26, and one of his descendants was Tara and he lived 70 years and he became Abram Nahorn Heron. We know Abram was the one who became Abraham and we know Abraham’s son was Jacob who became Israel. And that’s where the nation of Israel was the descendant of. So the Canaan knights were basically from the line of Ham, which were not Godly people. They obeyed themselves, they were selfish, they were after the works of the devil.

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They were not God’s people. But the lineage of Shem and his descendants were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, who became Israel and the nation of Israel afterwards, which are God’s people. Now, just really quick to point out something pretty cool as far as their connection. We do see that in the next chapter in Genesis, chapter twelve, verses one through seven. I won’t go into all of it, excuse me, because I know that’s a lot of readings you can read on your own spare time, genesis after twelve versus one through seven.

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But I do want to show just really quick that land that Canaan took the ungodly was promised to the line of Shem, which was given to Abraham and his descendants to God’s people. So that’s kind of the connection we see between those two. In Genesis chapter twelve, basically this is where God makes the promise to Abraham says, and now the Lord has said to Abraham, get the out of your country and from your kindred and from your father’s house unto a land that I will show you. And basically it talks about how he took his wife and his nephew and Lot and they went down to the land of Canaan. In verse six it says, and Abraham passed through the land under the place of Sikhem unto the plain of Mora and the Canaanite was in the land.

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So he went to the land of the Canaanites. And it says in verse seven and the Lord appeared to Abram and said, unto your seed will I give this land. And they’re building alter unto the Lord and who appeared to him. So here we see basically the connection between the Cana knights and Israel, which is that they were basically eventually back from the line of Noah, but one was from the line of Ham, the ungodly, and again Shem, the line of God people who became that great nation of Israel. And so as far as similarities, they’re not similar.

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That’s the thing. They were at odds with each other. And it’s only when Israel began to compromise and do things that the Canaanites were doing that they got along, but not in a good way. But honestly, usually they were just at war with each other. One wanted to follow God and one wanted to follow their own way and practice their own lawlessness.

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So I would say that there shouldn’t be similarities between the two because one follows God and one doesn’t. Any thoughts on that one? Bye.

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