Did The Canaanites Originate From Africa
Although the exact origins of the Canaanites are unknown, if one believes the Bible, then the ancient Canaanites originated from Black Africans or were at least related to Black Africans.
Kush is said to have had a son named Nimrod, who lived in ancient Mesopotamia and “who became a very powerful man on earth. He was a great hunter before the Lord.”
Nimrod, is said to have established a kingdom in the land of Canaan.
From there, the Bible records that the Canaanites spread throughout the region, inhabiting cities such as Sodom and Gomorrah.
Furthermore, the Bible also refers to ancient Kemet (Egypt) as Mizraim which is in Africa as well as Ancient Phut/Put (Ethiopia) which was also in Africa.
According to this theory, the Black Canaanites that originated from Africa spread out and established settlements throughout the Levant and became a major trading people.
The earliest Black Canaanites that originated in Africa inhabited the ancient Levant (modern-day Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and western Jordan) from sometime before the 15th century BCE until the 6th century CE.
The name Canaanite derives from the Early Bronze Age city of Canaan, located in modern-day Lebanon.
The Black Canaanites that originated from Africa were among the earliest people to develop urban civilizations in the region based on the Kemetic model of Civilization in Ancient Egypt as proposed by Historians like Dr Clyde Winters and Cheikh Anta Diop.
The Decline and Fall of the Black Canaanites From Africa
In the Bible, the Canaanites are portrayed as a wicked and sinful people who were eventually destroyed by the Israelites.
The Black Canaanites that originated from Africa were eventually also conquered by a number of different peoples, including the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans.
However, the legacy of the Black Canaanites that originated from Africa has continued on through their descendants, who include many modern day Jews and Arabs.