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Conquest of Canaan
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
According to the book of Joshua, the military campaigns of the Israelites in the region of Canaan (west of the Jordan River) were led by Joshua and succeeded in a relatively short period of time. Scholarly debate over the conquest has focused on:1. whether the conquest accounts are historical;2. when the conquest may have occurred; and3. how to explain the emergence of Israel if there was no actual conquest.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Conquest of Canaan
Canaan, Conquest of According to the book of Joshua, the military campaigns of the Israelites in the region of Canaan (west of the Jordan River) were led by Joshua and succeeded in a relatively short period of time. Scholarly debate over the conquest has focused on:1. whether the conquest accounts are
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Conquest Era
conquest era, a term sometimes applied in biblical studies to the period in which Israel is said to have invaded Canaan and subdued the peoples living there. The biblical accounts of conquest and settlement occur in Num. 13–14; 21:1–3, 21–32; 22–24; 32; Josh. 1–24; Judg. 1:1–2:5. These passages represent
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Conquest: Biblical Narrative
Conquest: Biblical NarrativeIn narrative parts of Exodus and Numbers, Moses leads the unified 12 tribes of Israelites delivered from Egypt through the desert to the land of Canaan. Before arriving at the Jordan River, the Israelites conquer the lands of kings Sihon and Og east of the Jordan and carry
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Conquest
Conquest. †Standard designation of the Israelite entrance into or occupation of Canaan and the corresponding historical period. Recorded primarily in Num. 13–14, 21–32; Josh. 1–14; and Judg. 1:1–2:5, the process has come to be dated to the late thirteenth century B.C. (those who construct biblical
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Conquest of Canaan
Conquest of CanaanConquest of Canaan, a term used with reference to the forceful occupation of Canaan by the Hebrews after the Exodus. This historical process can be defined in broad or narrow terms. One can speak broadly about the conquest beginning with Moses’ military victories in Transjordan (thirteenth
Conquest Era
Conquest EraConquest Era, the time during which Israel invaded Canaan and subdued the peoples living there. The biblical accounts of conquest and settlement occur in the following texts: Numbers 13–14; 21:1–3, 21–32; 22–24; 32; Joshua 1–24; and Judg. 1:1-2:5. These represent different understandings
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Canaanites, Slaughter of the
Canaanites, Slaughter of the. When the Israelites reached the Canaanite city of Jericho at the beginning of their invasion of the land of promise, Joshua and his soldiers “utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword” (Josh.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Conquest of Canaan
CONQUEST OF CANAAN The book of Joshua and the first chapter of the book of Judges describe the conquest of Canaan, which resulted in Israel’s settlement in the land of promise.Historical Setting Israelite conquest came at a time when Egyptian control of Canaan was weakened. Historians disagree over