- a Biblical people who occupied CANAAN before the arrival of both the PHILISTINES and the HEBREWS who displaced them through armed conflict. They worshiped a variety of GODS including BAAL and probably practiced CULT prostitution and human sacrifice.
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CANAANITES — (Heb. כְּנַעֲנִים; kenaʾanim), slightly derisory name given to a small group of Jewish poets and artists in Israel who began to act as a group in 1942, publishing pamphlets and booklets under the name The Committee for the Formation of the Hebrew … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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