The above map clearly shows
that the Phoenician/ Canaanites had settled the mountains quite extensively,
contrary to what
was previously believed.
Wild and Kuschke, are aware there are many more Canaanite settlements
had shifted from Canaanite to Aramaic and then some to Arabic.
names at present to Phoenician/Canaanite ones, presents the least extention
of their settlements. Further study is needed to map the full extent
of Canaanite settlement
in the Lebanese mountains.
The numbers refer
to the placement of the locations on the map. In this list A. Kuschke
includes the 50 place-names
Stephan Wild (in his Libanesische Ortsnamen) considers
to be Canaanite. Kuschke adds 25 more names which he deems to
be of Canaanite origin.
The aim of Kuschke
with his article is to map the distribution of Canaanite/Phoenician