well scripture doesn't really support this. joshua had a list of tribes who he was to vanquish. and these were all nephilim tribes. in fact there were a couple of non-nephilim tribes that the hebrews were going to attack because they thought they were nephilim but didn't after they were corrected. why nephilim? because they are the children of cain, and they're also represented through esau as well.<quoted text>
I know exactly what I'm talking about. Think about it... the Hebrew and Canaanite languages are VERY close, and both are close to Phoenician also. Those 3 all arose from a common root, and therefore a common people.
Yes, Joshua was fighting against people virtually identical to his Hebrews, and in fact many of them WERE Hebrews, but had not been in Egypt, and so followed old religious practices, whereas Joshua was introducing the Law of Moses. There was resistance.
Archaeologists do NOT find evidence of a largescale military conflict. Instead, much of what is represented in the OT as warfare was in fact minor skirmishes accompanying disputes among Mosaic and non-Mosaic priests.
This is only logical. When the Hebrews went into Egypt, do you think ALL of them went? That never happens. Someone was still back in Canaan/Israel.
"Asiatic". You're quoting an Egyptian source with that word, and so we have to remember how VAGUE the term is... and historical sources often were inaccurate as well. The Greeks would call anyone dark-skinned an "Ethiopian".
The best argument I've heard for Hyksos is that they were Aryans from Anatolia, displaced by falling kingdoms.
You make the mistake of thinking that Aryan (Indoeuropean) means European. Aryans were in ancient times across the steppes, all around the Black Sea, in Anatolia, and around the Caucasus on both sides, as well as the Iranian plateau and mountains, Afghanistan and India. To the Egyptians the Hyksos were Asiatic. If they were indeed Aryan (this is not certain), then they'd have likely resembled Hittites or Hurrians, whom the Egyptians had seen.
can we just be very honest and accurate here for a minute? as far as hebrew scripture is concerned the white man is the devel. he's satan and the man of sin and the opposer of god and his people. there can be no doubt about that.