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Are the Canaanites black?

The Canaanites were the people who lived in Palestine before the time of Joshua. They included the Phoenicians, and while some of them were dark skinned, they were not black as were those who later populated some parts of Africa. Ham, the father of Canaan, refers to those who peopled Africa and later became a name for the Egyptians. Ham means “hot” and not black, as some have asserted.

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