- the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean: the land promised by God to Abraham. Gen. 12:5–10.
- Biblical name of Palestine.
- any land of promise.
- a descendant of Ham, the son of Noah. Gen. 10.
Origin of Canaan
From the Hebrew word Kenaʿan
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God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; And Canaan shall be his servant.
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
Lincoln supposedly said, “And so the children of Israel were driven from the happy land of Canaan?”What Happened When General Grant Expelled Civil War Jews
March 22, 2012
If we could not enter the land of Canaan, we could at least behold it from Mount Pisgah.The Roof of France
God had brought His people into Canaan with the promise to give them the land.The Ministry of Intercession
The country was as innocent of leechcraft as the land of Canaan in the days of Abraham.The Scapegoat
He devotes also to anathema all the nations of the land of Canaan.The Phantom World
He came unannounced to make his own observations, like the spies sent into Canaan.In a Little Town
- an ancient region between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean, corresponding roughly to Israel: the Promised Land of the Israelites
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