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Which word is used as a general name for all the inhabitants of Canaan: Amorites or Moabites?




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Answer: Amorites

According to the OED, the word Amorite denotes "A member of any of a group of Semitic tribes who dwelt in Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Syria in the second and third millennium B.C., and who are described in Biblical texts as inhabiting the land of Canaan before the arrival of the Israelites."


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