Originally posted by FMF
Before I look at the clip, what other historical sources are there detailing the alleged "depravity" of the Canaanites aside from the religious literature that their enemies the Hebrews wrote?
The thesis of the lecture is simple, IE. that God was justified in after 400 years of downward slide into greater and greater wickedness, the Canaanites who remained on the land given to the Israelites deserved capital punishment.
The issue you ask about is another topic of discussion which I think distracts from the main point the speaker makes. I don't personally want to chase down that distraction - ie. "Was the Story of the Canaanite Conquest Only Self Serving National Propaganda ? "
Not that that is not a question worth discussing. I posted this for the specified purpose of someone lecturing on the deserved punishment of man in general and the exemplary case of the Canaanites.
My thoughts on that I prefer not to talk about now. However, by listening to the entire lecture carefully one can see that the Israelites did not get a free pass in the OT when they acted in a similar manner to the Canaanites.
I think the the speaker had some good points to consider.