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Bible Names A-G : Canaan

Canaan in Easton's Bible Dictionary (1.) The fourth son of Ham (Gen. 10:6). His descendants were under a curse in consequence of the transgression of his father (9:22-27). His eldest son, Zidon, was the father of the Sidonians and Phoenicians. He had eleven sons, who were the founders of as many tribes (10:15-18). (2.) The country which derived its name from the preceding. The name as first used by the Phoenicians denoted only the maritime plain on which Sidon was built. But in the time of Moses and Joshua it denoted the whole country to the west of the Jordan and the Dead Sea (Deut. 11:30). In Josh. 5:12 the LXX. read, "land of the Phoenicians," instead of "land of Canaan." The name signifies "the lowlands," as distinguished from the land of Gilead on the east of Jordan, which was a mountainous district. The extent and boundaries of Canaan are fully set forth in different parts of Scripture (Gen. 10:19; 17:8; Num. 13:29; 34:8). (See CANAANITES -T0000705, PALESTINE -T0002828.)

Canaan in Fausset's Bible Dictionary From Ham came four main races; Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), Phut (Nubia), and Canaan (originally before Abraham extending from Hamath in the N. to Gaza in the S.), comprising six chief tribes, the Hittites, Hivites, Amorites, Jebusites, Perizzites, and Girgashites; to which the Canaanites (in the narrow sense) being added make up the mystic number seven. Ten are specified in Genesis 15:19-21, including some on E. of Jordan and S. of Israel. The four Hamitic races occupied a continuous tract comprising the Nile valley, Israel, S. Arabia, Babylonia, and Kissia. The Phoenicians were Semitic (from Shem), but the Canaanites preceded them in Israel and Lower Syria. Sidon, Area, Arvad, and Zemara or Simra (Genesis 15:19-21) originally were Canaanite; afterward they fell under the Phoenicians, who were immigrants into Syria from the shores of the Persian gulf, peaceable traffickers, skillful in navigation and the arts, and unwar-like except by sea...

Canaan in Hitchcock's Bible Names merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues

Canaan in Naves Topical Bible 1. Son of Ham Ge 9:18 Descendants of Ge 10:6,15; 1Ch 1:8,13 -2. Land of Ge 11:31; 17:8; 23:2 Called THE SANCTUARY Ex 15:17 Called PALESTINE Ex 15:14 Called THE LAND OF ISRAEL 1Sa 13:19 Called THE LAND OF THE HEBREWS Ge 40:15 Called THE LAND OF THE JEWS Ac 10:39 Called THE LAND OF PROMISE Heb 11:9 Called THE HOLY LAND Zec 2:12 Called THE LORD'S LAND Ho 9:3 Called IMMANUEL'S LAND Isa 8:8 Called BEULAH Isa 62:4 Promised to Abraham and his seed Ge 12:1-7; 13:14-17; 15:18-21; 17:8; De 12:9,10; Ps 105:11 Renewed to Isaac Ge 26:3 Extent of According to the promise Ge 15:18; Ex 23:31; De 11:24; Jos 1:4; 15:1 After the conquest by Joshua Jos 12:1-8 In Solomon's time 1Ki 4:21,24; 2Ch 7:8; 9:26 Prophecy concerning, after the restoration of Israel Eze 47:13-20 Fertility of De 8:7-9; 11:10-13 Fruitfulness of Nu 13:27; 14:7,8; Jer 2:7; 32:22 Products of Fruits De 8:8; Jer 40:10,12 Mineral De 8:9 Exports of Eze 27:17 Famines in Ge 12:10; 26:1; 47:13; Ru 1:1; 2Sa 21:1; 1Ki 17 See FAMINE Spies sent into, by Moses Nu 13:17-29 Conquest of, by the Israelites Nu 21:21; 35; De 3:3-6; Jos 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; Ps 44:1-3 Divided by lot among the twelve tribes, and families Nu 26:55,56; 33:54; 34:13 By Joshua, Eleazar and a prince from each tribe Nu 34:16-29; 35:1-8; Jos 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19 Divided into twelve provinces by Solomon 1Ki 4:7-19 Into two kingdoms, Judah and Israel 1Ki 11:29-36; 12:16-21 Roman provinces of Lu 3:1; Joh 4:3,4

Canaan in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Ca'nan) (low, flat). 1. The fourth son of Ham, Ge 10:6; 1Ch 1:8 the progenitor of the Phoenicians [ZIDON], and of the various nations who before the Israelite conquest people the seacoast of Israel, and generally the while of the country westward of the Jordan. Ge 10:13; 1Ch 1:13 (B.C. 2347.) 2. The name "Canaan" is sometimes employed for the country itself.

Canaan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ka'-nan, ka'-nan-its (kena`an; Chanaan): 1. Geography 2. Meaning of the Name 3. The Results of Recent Excavations 4. History (1) Stone Age (2) Bronze Age (3) A Babylonian Province (4) Jerusalem Founded (5) The Hyksos (6) Egyptian Conquest (7) Tell el-Amarna Tablets 5. The Israelitsh Invasion 6. Culture 7. Art 8. Commerce 9. Art of Writing LITERATURE Canaan is stated in Gen 10:6 to have been a son of Ham and brother of Mizraim, or Egypt. This indicates the Mosaic period when the conquerors of the XVIIIth and XIXth Egyptian Dynasties made Canaan for a time a province of the Egyptian empire. Under the Pharaoh Meneptah, at the time of the Exodus, it ceased to be connected with Egypt, and the Egyptian garrisons in the South of the country were expelled by the Philistines, who probably made themselves masters of the larger portion of it, thus causing the name of Philistia or Israel to become synonymous with that of Canaan (see Zeph 2:5). In the Tell el-Amarna Letters, Canaan is written Kinakhna and Kinakhkhi. The latter form corresponds with the Greek (Chna), a name given to Phoenicia (Hecat. Fragments 254; Eusebius, praep. Ev., i.10; ix.17)...

Canaan in Wikipedia (Phoenician: or 𐤊𐤍𐤏𐤍, Kanaʻn; Hebrew: כְּנָעַן Kənáʻan; Arabic: كنعان Kanʻān) is an ancient term for a region encompassing modern-day Israel, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, plus adjoining coastal lands and parts of Jordan, Syria and northeastern Egypt. In the Hebrew Bible, the "Land of Canaan" extends from Lebanon southward across Gaza to the "Brook of Egypt" and eastward to the Jordan River Valley, thus including modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In far ancient times, the southern area included various ethnic groups. The Amarna Letters found in Ancient Egypt mention Canaan (Akkadian: Kinaḫḫu) in connection with Gaza and other cities along the Phoenician coast and into Upper Galilee. Many earlier Egyptian sources also make mention of numerous military campaigns conducted in Ka-na-na, just inside Asia. Various Canaanite sites have been excavated by archaeologists. Canaanites spoke Canaanite languages, closely related to other West Semitic languages. Canaanites are mentioned in the Bible, Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian texts. Although the residents of ancient Ugarit in modern Syria do not seem to have considered themselves Canaanite, and did not speak a Canaanite language (but one that was closely related, the Ugaritic language), archaeologists have considered the site, which was rediscovered in 1928, as quintessentially Canaanite.[1] Much of the modern knowledge about the Canaanites stems from excavation in this area. Canaanite culture apparently developed in situ from the Circum-Arabian Nomadic Pastoral Complex, which in turn developed from a fusion of Harifian hunter gatherers with Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) farming cultures, practicing animal domestication, during the 6,200 BC climatic crisis...

Canaan Scripture - Genesis 46:31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which [were] in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

Canaan Scripture - Joshua 22:9 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which [is] in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

Canaan Scripture - Numbers 35:14 Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, [which] shall be cities of refuge.