linenum Posted December 8, 2022 Share Posted December 8, 2022 (edited) Deuteronomy 20:16-17 Quote But what about the cities the Lord your God is giving you as your own? Kill everything that breathes in those cities. Completely destroy them. Wipe out the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. That’s what the Lord your God commanded you to do. It looks like this was related to Noah cursing Ham's son Canaan for Ham not handling Noah's drunken nakedness correctly in Genesis 9:20-25. Quote Noah was a man who farmed the land. He decided to plant a field that produced grapes for making wine. When he drank some of the wine, it made him drunk. Then he lay down inside his tent without any clothes on. Ham saw his father naked. Then Ham, the father of Canaan, went outside and told his two brothers. But Shem and Japheth picked up a piece of clothing and laid it across their shoulders. Then they walked backward into the tent. They covered their father’s body. They turned their faces away because they didn’t want to see their father naked. Then Noah woke up from his sleep that was caused by the wine. He found out what his youngest son had done to him. He said, “May a curse be put on Canaan! He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers.” Canaan would be the ancestor of the Canaanites and maybe also those other ethnicities that were meant to be "cleansed". In Joshua the Canaanite prostitute, Rahab, was saved because she hid some Israelite spies. Rahab was said to be an ancestor of Jesus. Thoughts? Edited December 8, 2022 by linenum adding bible verse Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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