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Africa, Canaan, and South America

The study of religious or heroic legends and tales. One constant rule of mythology is that whatever happens amongst the gods or other mythical beings was in one sense or another a reflection of events on earth. Recorded myths and legends, perhaps preserved in literature or folklore, have an immediate interest to archaeology in trying to unravel the nature and meaning of ancient events and traditions.

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Postby kbs2244 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:01 am

“Ethiopians” and the “Land of Put” are mentioned more that once in the OT.
Almost always as a place of warriors.
(I think “Ethiopia” translates as “Land of burnt faces.”)
They were the areas south of Egypt and west of the Nile.
I guess that counts as Africa.
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:27 am

"Ethiopia" as I recall is derived from a Greek word (and yes, it does mean burnt faces or such).

Of course, that would mean that its use in the OT for the Bronze Age is yet another anachronism as Greek did not begin spreading into the Levant until much later.
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