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Inaccurate reporting on Bible and Canaanites

August 08, 2017

A study on the genetic overlap between ancient Canaanites and modern Lebanese demonstrates that the Bible is inaccurate in recounting that the Israelites destroyed the Canaanites, according to recent reports in newspapers, scientific journals, and other media outlets.

The reports, however, are wrong: the Old Testament states clearly that some Canaanites survived the conflict with the Israelites, and the New Testament recounts Jesus’ healing of a Canaanite woman (Mt. 15:22).


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Aug. 08, 2017 10:09 PM ET USA

    As usual the reports have it wrong so they can discredit the bible. Wonder if they will admit their errors?

  • Posted by: John Holecek - Aug. 08, 2017 5:53 PM ET USA

    I read several Israeli rebuttals of the attempts to dismiss the historicity of the Bible concerning the Canaanites. Archaeology has uncovered many instances of artifacts that comport well with Biblical accounts.