Palestine, Biblical Name – Canaan: Who are the Palestinians ? (2)


Palestine, Biblical Name – Canaan: Who are the Palestinians ? (2)…..

Who are the Palestinians ? (2)
 
CANAAN (Palestine)
Old Testament….
 
Here is the first record of Canaan. Canaan was the son of Ham who was the son of Noah. Note, that here also in the Scriptures, the fall of Canaan from God’s Blessings through sin has occurred and the commandment from God against Canaan is given……
 
Old Testament:
 
Book of Genesis, Chapter 9, verses 18-29….
18   And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19   These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20   And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21   And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22   And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23   And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
24   And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25   And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26   And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27   God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28   And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29   And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died. 
 
Here the land of Canaan is found and all the families of Canaan: Jebusites, Amorites, Girgasites, Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, Arvadites, Zemarites, and the Hamathites. The boundaries of Canaan are given as well……
 

Genesis 10
1   Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2   The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3   And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4   And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5   By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6   And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. 
 
15   And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,
16   And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
17   And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18   And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19   And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
20   These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
 
Here recorded in the Scriptures of the Holy Bible, God gives the land of Canaan to Abraham (Abram) – the descendant of Noah – to be the nation of Israel for the Hebrews (Jews)…….
 
Genesis 12
1   Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2   And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3   And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4   So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5   And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6   And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7   And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.
8   And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.
9   And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.   
 
Again, here in the Scriptures, the entire land is given to the Hebrews permanently…..
 
Genesis 15
18   In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19   The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20   And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21   And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.   
 
And again, the commandment of God – that all of this land is for the Hebrews – it shall be their nation…..
 
Genesis 17
1   And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2   And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3   And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4   As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5   Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6   And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7   And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8   And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
9   And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
 
To conclude, found in the Scriptures above, is that all the land of Canaan was given by God to His People, for their nation everlasting. The next message includes the removing of those peoples in Canaan by God’s direction.
 

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