Definitions of canaan

  1. an ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues biblestudytools.com
  3. The fourth son of Ham ( Genesis 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 ). biblestudytools.com
  4. 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 ( Deuteronomy 11:30 ). In Joshua 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 ( Genesis 10:19 ; 17:8 ; Numbers 13:29 ; 34:8 ). (See CANAANITES, PALESTINE .) These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Canaan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  5. (Canan) (low, flat ). 1. The fourth son of Ham, ( Genesis 10:6 ; 1 Chronicles 1:8 ) the progenitor of the Phoenicians [ZIDON], and of the various nations who before the Israelite conquest people the seacoast of Palestine, and generally the while of the country westward of the Jordan. ( Genesis 10:13 ; 1 Chronicles 1:13 ) (B.C. 2347.) 2. The name "Canaan" is sometimes employed for the country itself. biblestudytools.com
  6. Land of promise, paradise. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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