THE AMORITES: Canaanite Tribe, Semitic People First Mentioned in the Bible as Descendants of Canaan

Amorites. Semitic people found throughout the Fertile Crescent of the Near East at the beginning of the second millennium BC. Amorites are first mentioned in the Bible as descendants of Canaan in a list of ancient peoples (Gen 10:16; cf. 1 Chr 1:13–16).