Canaanites survived biblical ‘slaughter’

THE ancient Canaanites, who according to the Bible were commanded to be exterminated, did not die out, but lived on to become modern-day Lebanese, according to the first study to analyse their DNA. The Bronze Age Canaanites lived between 3000 and 4000 years ago in the region now encompassed by Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. […]

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