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As correctly explained in Jon's answer, non-belief in the Bible is normally in terms of practical atheism ("there is no god that impacts my life") rather than absolute atheism ("there is no higher power of any kind"). With that is mind, there are a large number of Bible verse that talk about atheism. As the OP notes, Psalms 14:1 and the parallel in 53:1 ...


Were any prophets sent to the Canaanites before Jewish immigration? Yes* - Abraham was a prophet (cf. Genesis 20:7) and was sent to dwell in Canaan as a "sojourner"; ie, to be present as a witness to the living God among the people there (cf. Hebrews 11:8-16). His son Isaac and grandson Jacob were inheritors of "the same promise" and likewise fulfilled ...

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