555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

55. What Was the Sin of the Canaanites?




The Canaanites were descendants of Ham (Gen. 10 *6) and comprised seven distinct nations (Deu. 7:1). Though great and mighty (Num. 73:28) they were idolatrous, superstitious, profane and wicked (Deu. 29:17, Deu. 18:9-11, Lev. 18:21). They had many strong cities (Num. 13*28). Israel was warned against making league or intermarrying with them or following their idols or customs (Deu. 7:2; Jos. 23 :12; Ex. 23:24; Lev. 18*26, 27). They were partially subdued by Israel (Josh. 10, Josh. 11, Judg. 1). Some of their descendants were still found in the time of Jesus (Matt. 15:22; Mark 7*26).