What Did the Canaanites ever Do for Us?

Were the Canaanites just an obscure group whose main claim to fame was that they were around when the early Jews invaded Palestine, a defeated people forced into a long retreat in the face of militant Jewish monotheism?

Those who wrote the Old Testament wanted you to think so.

Bob Fowke will attempt to set the record straight in a talk for the Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival, 2.00 pm Saturday 26 February, in the Church Barn, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. He will be looking at pre-Jewish Canaanite culture and the origins of Jewish identity within it, the foundation of Carthage and how the Canaanites gave us the phonetic alphabet, Judaism itself and much more.