|September 8, 2017|
Why were the Canaanite nations destroyed?
When Israel entered into the Promised Land at the time of Joshua they were instructed to exterminate certain groups of people that were living there. This demand for total annihilation of these particular groups may be difficult to comprehend. Why did God command Israel to utterly destroy every person from the groups he specifically names? A close inspection of these commands indicates a correlation between those groups that were to be extinguished and the nations with giant lineages living among them. Could the presence of giant lineages provide insight into the destruction of these peoples?
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the significance of giants in the Old Testament texts as well as God’s commands for Israel to utterly destroy particular groups of Canaanite peoples when they entered the Promised Land, please see our study on: