PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS NOW CLAIMS THAT THEY ARE THE BIBLICAL CANAANITES, ZECHARIAH TELLS THEM WHAT THEIR FATE SHALL BE by Geoffrey Grider for Now The End Begins
“We are the Canaanites,” he said, according to a report from Asharq Al-Awsat. “We will remain in our homeland, and the outsiders on this land have no right in this country. The land is for its inhabitants, this land is for the Canaanites who were here 5,000 years ago, and we are the Canaanites.” The prophet Zechariah shows us what happens to the Canaanites when Jesus returns.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is claiming that his people are historically at home in Israel, and are the descendants of the biblical Canaanites.
I like this story, it brings a smile to my face and I will tell you why. I am been saying for years now that I view the so-called Palestinians are the descendants of the biblical Canaanites, and now Mahmoud Abbas is agreeing with me. In the article below you will read about why these claims he is making are ‘problematic’, but the ‘scholars’ all come to the wrong conclusion as to why such claims are problematic. The prophet Zechariah shows us the real scoop.
“In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanitein the house of the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 14:20,21 (KJV)
The Canaanites going all the way back to the book of Joshua have been the enemy of Israel, so if Abbas claims they are actually Canaanites, certainly the fact that the two groups remain enemies today puts us on a solid footing. But the prophet Zechariah shows us that, when King Jesus appears at the Second Coming and establishes His Kingdom in Israel, the Canaanites will be forcibly removed from the land and driven out.
That means that the Canaanites need to still exist as an identifiable people group in the end times, they can’t be driven out if they don’t exist, right? And according to the words of Mahmoud Abbas himself, now they do! This is called being ‘hoist by your own petard‘. I love seeing Bible prophecy being played out.
“We are the Canaanites,” he said, according to a report from Asharq Al-Awsat.
FROM WND: “We are the Canaanites,” he said, according to a report from Asharq Al-Awsat. “We will remain in our homeland, and the outsiders on this land have no right in this country. The land is for its inhabitants, this land is for the Canaanites who were here 5,000 years ago, and we are the Canaanites.”
However, that claim proves to be problematic, according to an analysis from Breaking Israel News.
The publication quoted Mordechai Kedar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, who said all Arab peoples first arrived in the land of Judea with the Muslim invasion from the Arab Peninsula in A.D. 637.
“THIS INCLUDES THE PALESTINIANS WHO ARE PROUDLY ARAB,” HE SAID. HE ACCUSED PALESTINIANS OF CREATING “AN ENTIRELY NEW VERSION OF HISTORY.”
“Imagine a Bedouin tribe whose water has dried up,” he said, “They move at night to a place where there are trees and water. They settle in and pitch their tents. In the morning, when the residents show up and ask what they are doing there, the Bedouins answer that they have lived there for thousands of years and they are indigenous.”