How They Do It– ‘The Canaanites weren’t annihilated, they just ‘moved’ to Lebanon’

ed note–several ‘goodies’ contained herein…

The first and most obvious–indeed, the Old Testament, the Torah, or whatever the eff we want to call it, is indeed a book of violence, genocide, racial/tribal supremacism, despite the attempts on the part of disingenuous or deluded individuals who claim otherwise to come to its defense. It has been THE source of all Judaic skullduggery against Gentiledom throughout history as it has been the ‘how to’ manual in waging war against non-Jews/Hebrews/Israelites in every time period and in every locale where its precepts have been employed.

Just as important however is the manner by which this latest ‘finding’ will doubtlessly be used in justifying the coming slaughter in Lebanon which Judea, Inc has been itching for now for many years, and equally doubtless is the fact that when it comes, rabbis (as well as a good number of Protestant preachers such as John Hagee, etc)  from all over the world will make sure to assuage whatever qualms exist within their various congregations over the bloodshed by pointing to this latest ‘scientific study’ which proves that the Canaanites moved to Lebanon and therefore why it is incumbent upon the Jewish state to engage in EXACTLY the kind of genocide that was/is commanded by the Judaic god within the pages of the Old Testament.

Times of Israel

A new study suggests the biblical account of the annihilation of the ancient Canaanite people at the hands of the invading Israelites was a bit premature, claiming their descendants are still living just up the road, across the Lebanese border.

New genetic research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has found that far from being destroyed, the Canaanites morphed into the inhabitants of modern Lebanon.

Scientists in the United Kingdom-based genetic research center sequenced the genomes of five 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals and compared them to other ancient and present-day populations, including a sample of 99 modern Lebanese.

The results, published July 27 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, show that 93 percent of the ancestry of modern Lebanese ancestry comes from the Canaanites.

Had they been destroyed by the Israelites, who were commanded by God to annihilate them, it would have been a form of patricide. According to the study, the Canaanites were the common ancestor for several ancient peoples who inhabited the Levant during the Bronze Age, such as the Ammonites, Moabites, and Israelites.

“Each achieved their own cultural identities but all shared a common genetic and ethnic root with Canaanites,” according to the authors of the new study.

“For the first time we have genetic evidence for substantial continuity in the region, from the Bronze Age Canaanite population through to the present day. These results agree with the continuity seen by archaeologists,” said Dr. Claude Doumet-Serhal, co-author and director of the Sidon excavation site in Lebanon.

The Canaanites, like the Israelites a Semitic-speaking people, were at the center of Bronze Age civilization and “inhabited an area bounded by Anatolia to the north, Mesopotamia to the east, and Egypt to the south, with access to Cyprus and the Aegean through the Mediterranean,” according to the study.

Mystery surrounds the fate of the Canaanites, who later came to be known as the Phoenicians, as they appear in scant historical records. Although they introduced several innovations into society, including the first alphabet, other than in the Hebrew Bible — where their annihilation is clearly detailed — there are a few mentions in ancient Egyptian and Greek texts.

As reported in Science, Greek legend has it that the Canaanites originally came from the East.

According to the study, the Canaanite-related ancestry “derived from mixture between local Neolithic populations and eastern migrants genetically related to Chalcolithic Iranians.” The scientists estimate, “using linkage-disequilibrium decay patterns,” that the genetic mixture took place between 6,600–3,550 years ago, “coinciding with recorded massive population movements in Mesopotamia.”

Further, the Eurasian ancestry in the modern Lebanese genetic samples was not present in Bronze Age Canaanites or earlier Levantines. “We estimate that this Eurasian ancestry arrived in the Levant around 3,750–2,170 years ago during a period of successive conquests by distant populations,” write the scientists.

Did a Canaanite genocide occur?
In Deuteronomy 20:16, the ancient Israelites are commanded by God to completely wipe out the several Canaanite peoples after the death of the Hebrew leader Joshua.

“But in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes, but you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, as the Lord your God has commanded.”

A series of Egyptian-style anthropoid coffins that served both Egyptians and Canaanites (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)
A series of Egyptian-style anthropoid coffins that served both Egyptians and Canaanites (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

However, according to the report, archaeological evidence does not support widespread destruction of Canaanite cities between the Bronze and Iron Ages. For example, coastal cities such as Sidon and Tyre “show continuity of occupation until the present day.”

The analysis of the DNA from five Canaanite skeletons found in Sidon who lived 4,000 years ago, and comparison with modern day Lebanese, paint a picture much different than the annihilation recorded in the Bible.

“It was a pleasant surprise to be able to extract and analyze DNA from 4,000-year-old human remains found in a hot environment, which is not known for preserving DNA well,” said Dr. Marc Haber, from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Haber said the team overcame the climate’s challenge by taking samples from the petrous bone in the skull, which is a very tough bone with a high density of ancient DNA.

“Genetic studies using ancient DNA can expand our understanding of history, and answer questions about the likely origins and descendants of enigmatic populations like the Canaanites, who left few written records themselves,” said Dr. Chris Tyler-Smith, from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

“The overlap between the Bronze Age and present-day Levantines suggests a degree of genetic continuity in the region,” according to the study.

  1. #1 by TonyFromIN on 07/28/2017 - 9:34

    Israel hates Lebanon for many, many reasons.
    The 2 that stick out in my mind are;
    1. It is where Jesus preformed his first miracle in Qana, South Lebanon, where he turned water into wine. Israel always makes it a point to bomb that location, pretty much out of spite.
    2. The Lebanese break the Hollywood/TV Arab stereotype. They are the most hospitable, family-oriented people you could meet.

  2. #2 by Sassine on 07/28/2017 - 9:34

    the people of Lebanon were the Phoenicians

  3. #3 by ironoutlaw4c on 07/28/2017 - 9:34

    There is a great 5 part novel titled “Rameses” by Christian Jacq. Jacq is/was a French Egyptologist and has a solid grasp of the history. This novel offers THE best explanation for the “Exodus,” for which there is no hard evidence, it’s just another OT fantasy like the one that this DNA study has discovered. But the Israelites had to come up with some legend to feed and brainwash the people, particularly the fantasy that God (?) commanded them to do anything because they were “chosen!”
    Don’t forget, the first 5 books of the OT were “discovered” during the rebuilding of a temple, IIRC, and magically supported all that the elite of the tribe had been crapping on about since way back.
    If you have the time, the OT is a fascinating work to study. It is full of bullshit, fantasy, lies, but also some beautiful poetry and wisdom. You just have to keep an open mind and read between the lines.

  4. #4 by stlonginus on 08/01/2017 - 9:34

    Jeez, timing IS everything, isn’t it?

    Excerpts from the link above:
    “The Bronze Age Canaanites, later known as the Phoenicians, introduced many aspects of society that we know today – they created the first alphabet, established colonies throughout the Mediterranean and were mentioned several times in the Bible.”

    “Dr Chris Tyler-Smith, lead author from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, said: “Genetic studies using ancient DNA can expand our understanding of history, and answer questions about the likely origins and descendants of enigmatic populations like the Canaanites, who left few written records themselves.”

    So–the Canaanites/Phoenicians bothered to create the first alphabet and established colonies throughout the Mediterranean—but “left few written records themselves.” ?????

    Perhaps those records are simply on a need-to-know basis..?

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