The Canaanites

Their History and Culture from Texts and Artifacts

By Mary Ellen Buck

The Canaanites

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  • Pages: 112
  • Publication Date: 10/30/2019
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The Canaanites

Their History and Culture from Texts and Artifacts

By Mary Ellen Buck

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  • ISBN: 9781532618048
  • Pages: 112
  • Publication Date: 10/30/2019
  • Retail Price: $19.00
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About-

The term Canaanite will be familiar to anyone who has even the most casual familiarity with the Bible. Outside of the terminology for Israel itself, the Canaanites are the most common ethnic group found in the Bible. They are positioned as the foil of the nation of Israel, and the land of Canaan is depicted as the promised allotment of Abraham and his descendants. The terms Canaan and Canaanites are even evoked in modern political discourse, indicating that their importance extends into the present.

With such prominent positioning, it is important to gain a more complete and historically accurate perspective of the Canaanites, their land, history, and rich cultural heritage. So, who were the Canaanites? Where did they live, what did they believe, what do we know about their culture and history, and why do they feature so prominently in the biblical narratives? In this volume, Mary Buck uses original textual and archaeological evidence to answer to these questions. The book follows the history of the Canaanites from their humble origins in the third millennium BCE to the rise of their massive fortified city-states of the Bronze Age, through until their disappearance from the pages of history in the Roman period, only to find their legacy in the politics of the modern Middle East.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Buck’s book on the Canaanites constitutes a comprehensive overview of the history of the ‘Canaanites’ from their pre-historic origins to their impact on current politics. Buck nicely combines archaeological and textual data from main Canaanite sites and relates these to accounts of Canaanites in the Hebrew Bible, thus creating a coherent and engaging narrative of their history. Numerous illustrations further bring this narrative to life for both the expert and lay person.”

—Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee, Associate Professor of Comparative Semitics, University of Chicago



“An authoritative, up-to-date, eminently readable, and genuinely helpful guide to the ancient Canannites of biblical fame. It is written and illustrated so as to be fully understandable to non-specialists in Canaanites studies, but is in fact just the thing for anyone who wants the big picture.”

—Dennis Pardee, Henry Crown Professor of Hebrew Studies, University of Chicago

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Mary Ellen Buck

Bio(s)-

Mary Ellen Buck completed her PhD at the University of Chicago in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She has published on ancient archaeology, papyri, and inscriptions, and is the author of The Amorite Dynasty of Ugarit.

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