Thesis Title

The Pre-Israelite Nations of Canaan

Date of Graduation

Fall 1982

Degree

Master of Arts in History

Department

History

Committee Chair

James Moyer

Subject Categories

History

Abstract

When the Israelites conquered Palestine, they were confronted by several, nations which occupied the promised land. These nations appear mainly in twenty-seven lists varying in length and order. In this study each one of these nations is dealt wtih in a separate chapter. The problem consists of correlating the Biblical material with the available extra-Biblical evidence to determine what can be known about these nations. The conclusions drawn were that, although a few of these nations cannot yet be identified with certainty, the majority reflect a genuine experience of the conquering Israelities. The lists are not inventions of later editors but refer to the pre-Israelite population of Palestine and therefore have historical significance for an understanding of the Late Bronze Age in Palestine.

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© Gerard A Bachke

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