Canaan’s Power Peaked Then Climate Change Plunge

Power of Canaan in Middle East Expanded, Peaking Hammurabi in Babylon, Later Climate Change Plunge

By James Nienhuis

Canaan (a son of Ham) and his progeny ruled the Holy Land during the Ice Age, as well as much of the western Mediterranean by ship having established Atlantis too, (by Canaan’s son Sidon/Posidon). Heth (another son of Canaan) was the progenitor of the Hittites having controlled much of eastern Anatolia. Also Sin (another son) in the Sinai and eastward by circa 1750 B. C.

The Amorites (progeny of Canaan) having begun a dynasty at Babylon, climaxed with the dominant rule of Hammurabi. But circa 1500 B.C. that Canaanite dominance in much of the ancient world came to an end, when their seaports were submerged by the risen sea level, and much of the land in the Middle East turned to desert, beginning at the time of the Exodus of the Jews out of Egypt when the Ice Age was ending.

Submerged Stone Ruins Probable at Mouth of Orontes River Off Arwad Island of Canaan’s Arvadites

The island of Arwad at the mouth of the Orontes river is named for the seafaring Arvadites, progeny of Canaan (see Genesis 10), so considering ruins of contemporaries such as Sidon (Posidon) are found submerged off the coast to the south of Lebanon (mouth of Leontes river) and Israel (Atlit Yam), as well at the mouth of the Orontes should be more submerged ruins where incidentally there is a seafloor freshwater spring.

Pastoral Amorites Traversed Where Now is Iraqi Desert to Babylon During Ice Age When Rain Aplenty

Looking at the vast desert east from the Holy Land to Babylon, across where now is parched southwestern Iraq, it’s impossible to see how the pastoral Amorites (progeny of Canaan) could have migrated with their flocks across that desert to establish the Amorite dynasty which culminated with Hammurabi’s dominant reign at Babylon circa 1750 b. c., but when you consider that was during the Ice Age when artesian streams flowed from highlands and shallow lakes were maintained by about four times the rainfall as today, the migration of Amorites across hundreds of miles of what today is stark desert is within the pale of reason.


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