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  Amorites - LoveToKnow 1911
The Biblical usage appears to show that the terms "Canaanites" and "Amorites" were used synonymously, the former being characteristic of Judaean, the latter of Ephraimite and Deuteronomic writers.
A distinction is sometimes maintained, however, when the Amorites are spoken of as the people of the past, whereas the Canaanites are referred to as still surviving.
The wider extension of the use of Amurru by the Babylonians and Assyrians is complicated by the fact that it was even applied to a district in the neighbourhood of Babylonia.
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 The Amorites were not Canaanites and their origin is unknown
The wider extension of the use of Amurru by the Babylonians and Assyrians is complicated by the fact that it was also applied to a district in the neighborhood of Babylonia to which the land of Canaan does not traditionally extend.
The 'Amorite' race appeared in the area of the Middle Euphrates, about the time of Abraham (c.1900 B.C. while it should be noted that the city of Tyre was founded in 2,750 B.C.) they had gained control of the whole of Babylonia.
Amorites land was east of the Jordan (Num.
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  Amorite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is important to say that generally speaking, the Mesopotamian civilization survived the arrival of Amorites as it had survived the Akkadian domination and the restless period the preceded the rise of the Third Dynasty of Ur.
Amorites was used by the Israelites to refer to certain highland mountaineers, or hillmen (described in Gen.
The Biblical Amorites seem to have originally occupied the land stretching from the heights west of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:7) to Hebron (13.
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 AMORITES - LoveToKnow Article on AMORITES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Biblical usage appears to show that the terms " Canaanites" and " Amorites " were used synonymously, the former being characteristic of Judaean, the latter of Ephraimite and Deuteronomic writers.
A distinction is sometimes maintained, however, when the Amorites are spoken of as the people of the past, whereas the Canaanites are referred to as still surviving.
The wider extension of the use of Amurru by the Babylonians and Assyrians is complicated by the fact that it was even applied to a district in the neighborhood of Babylonia.
67.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AM/AMORITES.htm   (412 words)

  
 Amorites (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
On the early Babylonian monuments all Syria, including Palestine, is known as "the land of the Amorites." The southern slopes of the mountains of Judea are called the "mount of the Amorites" (Deut.
3:10), with the Jordan valley on the east of the river (4:49), the land of the "two kings of the Amorites," Sihon and Og (Deut.
The five kings of the Amorites were defeated in a great slaughter by Joshua (10:10).
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 Amorites (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
The name Amorite is used in the Old Testament to denote (1) the inhabitants of Palestine generally, (2) the population of the hills as opposed to the plain, and (3) a specific people under a king of their own.
On the other hand (2), in Numbers 13:29 the Amorites are described as dwelling in the mountains like the Hittites and Jebusites of Jerusalem, while the Amalekites or Bedouins lived in the south and the Canaanites on the seacoast and in the valley of the Jordan.
The Amorites, in the name of their distant Hittite suzerains, were accordingly able to overrun the old Egyptian provinces on the east side of the Jordan; the Amorite chieftain Og possessed himself of Bashan (Deuteronomy 3:8), and Sihon, "king of the Amorites," conquered the northern part of Moab.
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 Amorites - Crystalinks
At first the Amorites were merely a regular irritant to the Ur-III empire, but eventually they undermined it to such an extent that the position of last king Ibbi-Sin was weakened, enabling his Elamite subjects to overthrow his rule.
It is important to say that generally speaking, the Sumerian civilization survived the arrival of Amorites as it had survived the Akkadian domination and the Gutian conquest.
The Biblical Amorites seem to have originally occupied the land stretching from the heights west of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:7) to Hebron (13.
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 Amorites
Amorites were an ancient tribe of Canaanites who inhabited the country northeast of the Jordan River as far as Mount Hermon.
In the 13th century BC, the Amorites defeated the Moabites, crossed the Jordan, conquered the Hittites, and overran Canaan to the sea.
Amorites, highlanders, or hillmen, was the name given to the descendants of one of the sons of Canaan (Gen. 14:7), called Amurra or Amurri in the Assyrian and Egyptian inscriptions.
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 Amorites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Amorites were member of an ancient Semitic-speaking people who dominated the history of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine from about 2000 to about 1600 BC.
They were troublesome nomads and were believed to be one of the causes of the downfall of the 3rd dynasty of Ur (c.
It is possible that this group was connected with the Amorites mentioned in earlier sources; some scholars, however, prefer to call this second group Eastern Canaanites, or Canaanites.
history-world.org /amorites.htm   (299 words)

  
 The Amorites - History for Kids!
Amorites means "westerners" in Sumerian, and that makes sense because the Amorites lived to the west of Sumer.
When the Indo-European Hittites invaded Turkey, probably the Amorites were not officially conquered, but they did come under the influence of the Hittites and learned a lot from them.
With the start of the New Kingdom in Egypt, the Hyksos or the Amorites were forced out, and the invaders went back to their own land in Syria and southern Turkey.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/westasia/history/amorites.htm   (382 words)

  
 Bible Dictionary: Amorite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
In biblical tradition the Amorites with the Canaanites and the Hittites occupied the land (Palestine) before Israel.
Amorites are associated as Semites with Palestine in early sources and became the rulers of Mesopotamia in the early second millennium BCE.
At least the Amorite king, Og, is thought by the Bible to have been among the last of the giants (Dt 3:1ff.
www.bible.gen.nz /amos/people/amorite.htm   (102 words)

  
 Daily Bible Study - Amorites
The Amorites were an ancient nomadic people who occupied a portion of the Promised Land, west of The Dead Sea, when the Israelites crossed the Jordan at the end of their Wilderness Journey.
Moses called Og, an Amorite king, "of the last of the remnant of Rephaites ("giants" in the King James version), whose bed was 13 feet long (Deuteronomy 3:11).
After The Fall Of Jericho, five kings of the Amorites, one of which was sitting as king of Jerusalem (Joshua 10:5), were defeated by the advancing Israelites under Joshua (Joshua 10:10) (see Joshua's Long Day), until later when the Amorite forces were wiped out completely (Joshua 11:8).
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/amorites.htm   (245 words)

  
 The Ancient Amorites (Amurru) of Mesopotamia
In the oldest cuneiform sources the Amorites were equated with the West; although their true place of origin was most likely Arabia -- not Syria.
In Genesis X:15-16 the "Amorite" is said to be a son of Canaan...
In Genesis X:6 of the same chapter Canaan is said to be the youngest son of Ham...
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Amorites_Amurru.html   (609 words)

  
 The Amorites
Jebusites protect their Amorite pastors from believers who are speaking under the prophetic anointing by telling the believer to compare his or her human titles to the pastor's human titles, and most of the time, if not always, the Amorite pastor will win this comparison.
It is interesting to note, however, that many people who live under Amorite domination become so accustomed to the Amorite's reign of terror that they often speak in favor of their oppressive leaders, rarely saying anything negative against them.
Even when the Amorites do kill these liberators, as they did with Jesus, their spiritual resistance cannot be annulled, since their blood cries out from the ground to God and unleashes God's righteous indignation on the Amorites.
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 Amorites
Like the Akkadians, the Amorites centralized the government over the individual city-states and based their capital in the city of Babylon, which was originally called Akkad and served as the center of the Amorite empire.
For this reason, the Amorites are called the Old Babylonians and the period of their ascendancy over the region, which lasted from 1900-1600 BC, is called the Old Babylonian period.
We do know that the Amorites lived in close contact with the Sumerians for a long time preceding their ascendency over the region, so it's possible that they gradually adopted Sumerian religion over several centuries.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MESO/AMORITES.HTM   (510 words)

  
 Deuteronomy 1:44 The Amorites, who lived in that hill country
The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.
And the Amorites who were in the hill-country came out against you and put you to flight, rushing after you like bees, and overcame you in Seir, driving you even as far as Hormah.
And the Amorite that dwelt on that hill came out against you, and chased you, like as bees do, and cut you in pieces in Seir, as far as Hormah.
bible.cc /deuteronomy/1-44.htm   (257 words)

  
 AMORITE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Amorites was used by the Israelites to refer to certain highland mountaineers, or hillmen who inhabited that land.
In the Bible, they are described as a powerful people of great stature "like the height of the cedars," who had occupied the land east and west of the Jordan river; their king, Og, being described as the last "of the remnant of the giants".
The Biblical Amorites seem to have originally occupied the land stretching from the heights west of the Dead Sea to Hebron, embracing "all Gilead and all Bashan", with the Jordan valley on the east of the river, the land of the "two kings of the Amorites," Sihon and Og.
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 The Amorites
During the Ur III period, 2100-2000BC, the Amorites, who were already sedentary, formed an identifiable ethnic component along with Sumerians and Akkadians.
The end of their dynasty, however, was brought about chiefly by the pressure of these Semitic migrations from Syria, the Amorites (i.e., the westerners), as they were called in Babylonia.
The Amorite is striking, with his Semitic cast of features, the long dark beard, the light yellow complexion and the shaven head.
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 Amorites
People who thrived in Mesopotamia in the period between the rise of Sumer and the rise of Persia.
The most famous of the Amorite leaders was Hammurabi.
Learn more about the area as a whole.
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The Amorites are first mentioned as early as Gen. 10:16 as having descended from Canaan, the son of Ham.
The Amorite name means literally ``the high one'' and may refer to one (or more) of three possibilities: 1.
The Amorites are last mentioned by the prophet Amos (2:10), apparently either having died out as a race or absorbed into Israel.
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 GospelMessage.com - Listings of the word SIHON in the King James Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, [and] ruled from Aroer, which [is] upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, [which is] the border of the children of Ammon;
And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, [which were] dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.
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 Bible Topics: Amorites, The
Genesis 15:21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
Numbers 13:29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.
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