So, Canaanite descendants are modern day Lebanese. Interesting! After their formations, Judah and Israel lived side-by-side with the people they called Canaanites, a people who lived in the areas of what is Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel today. DNA analysis shows that the modern day people of Lebanon are living proof of their continued (genetic) survival as a people. So, Cananaum (as they called themselves), Canaanites, Phoenicians, whatever you want to call them, are alive and well in Lebanon. Fascinating.
Canaanites Live: DNA Reveals Fate of Biblical People
The people of modern-day Lebanon can trace their genetic ancestry back to the Canaanites, new research finds. The Canaanites were residents of the Levant (modern-day Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine) during the Bronze Age, starting about 4,000 years ago.
Canaanites kept their records on easily degradable papyrus rather than clay, little is known about their side of the story (reference to the Judah-Israeli myth). But now, ancient DNA reveals that the Canaanites were the descendants of Stone Age settlers and the ancestors of the Lebanese.
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Ancient writings are a perspective on history, not literal history. Wonder if we’ll know one day what the Canaanites wrote about Judah/Israel?