"Kanaanietisch, Kanaanieten, koopman, koopman, Kanaanitisch, kooplieden, Kanaaniet", Zie ook: Kanaan
כנעני Kanaäniet 1) bewoner van het land Kanaän, 2) koopman, 3) afgodendienaar
2500-2200 v.C Ebla Tabletten
Een discutabele verwijzing naar de heer van de ga-na-na in een semitisch Ebla tablet van 2350 v.C. van de Tell Mardikh archief.
2000 v.C. Mari brieven
Een brief van Mutu-bisir aan Shamshi-Adad I: "Het is in Rahisum dat de bandieten (habbatum) en de Kanaänieten (Kinahnum) zijn gelegerd".
1500-1000 v.C Alalakh brieven
- EA 8: Letter from Burna-Buriash II to Akhenaten, explaining that his merchants "were detained in Canaan for business matters", robbed and killed "in Hinnatuna of the land of Canaan" by the rulers of Acre and Shamhuna, and asks for compensation because "Canaan is your country"
- EA 9: Letter from Burna-Buriash II to Tutankhamen, "all the Canaanites wrote to Kurigalzu saying "come to the border of the country so we can revolt and be allied with you"
- EA 30: Letter from Tushratta: "To the kings of Canaan... Provide [my messenger] with safe entry into Egypt"
- EA 109: Letter of Rib-Hadda: "Previously, on seeing a man from Egypt, the kings of Canaan fled before him, but now the sons of Abdi-Ashirta make men from Egypt prowl about like dogs"
- EA 110: Letter of Rib-Hadda: "No ship of the army is to leave Canaan"
- EA 131: Letter of Rib-Hadda: "If he does not send archers, they will take [Byblos] and all the other cities, and the lands of Canaan will not belong to the king. May the king ask Yanhamu about these matters."
- EA 137: Letter of Rib-Hadda: "If the king neglects Byblos, of all the cities of Canaan not one will be his" EA 367: "Hani son (of) Mairēya, "chief of the stable" of the king in Canaan"
- EA 162: Letter to Aziru: "You yourself know that the king does not want to go against all of Canaan when he rages"
- EA 148: Letter from Abimilku to the Pharaoh: "[The king] has taken over he land of the king for the 'Apiru. May the king ask his commissioner, who is familiar with Canaan"
- EA 151: Letter from Abimilku to the Pharaoh: "The king, my lord wrote to me: 'write to me what you have heard from Canaan'." Abimilku describes in response what has happened in eastern Cilicia (Danuna), the northern coast of Syria (Ugarit), in Syria (Qadesh, Amurru, and Damascus) as well as in Sidon.
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