Canaan, Canaanites


Canaan, Canaanites
Canaan, Canaanites
The Hebrew word Kenaan, denoting a person

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  • CANAAN, LAND OF — (Heb. אֶרֶץ)כְּנַעַן ,כְּנָעַן), the land promised to the Israelites by God (e.g., Gen. 17:8; Ex. 6:4). The name Canaan first appears in documents from the 15th century B.C.E. and was variously written: Akkadian: Kinani (m), Kinaḫḫu / i, etc.;… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CANAAN, CURSE OF — CANAAN, CURSE OF, curse invoked by Noah upon Canaan (Gen. 9:25–27). It is presented as punishment for a sinful act on the part of his father ham (Gen. 9:22–24), who saw his father (the drunken Noah) naked, implying in the biblical Hebrew a sexual …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CANAAN — (Heb. כְּנָעַן), the fourth son of Ḥam and the ancestor of the Canaanites (Gen. 10:6, 15–19; I Chron. 1:8, 13–16). The biblical narrative relates that when Noah awoke from sleep brought on by wine, he realized that his youngest son had seen his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Canaan — Canaanites redirects here. For the 1940s social and political movement in Israel, see Canaanites (movement). Land of Canaan redirects here. For the upcoming film, see Land of Canaan (film). For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). Canaan… …   Wikipedia

  • Canaan, son of Ham — Canaan, according to the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible, was a son of Ham and grandson of Noah. Contents 1 Genesis narrative 1.1 Descendants of Canaan 2 Curse of Canaan …   Wikipedia

  • Canaan — /kay neuhn/, n. 1. the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean: the land promised by God to Abraham. Gen. 12:5 10. 2. Biblical name of Palestine. 3. any land of promise. 4. a descendant of Ham, the son of Noah …   Universalium

  • Canaanites —    The descendants of Canaan, the son of Ham. Migrating from their original home, they seem to have reached the Persian Gulf, and to have there sojourned for some time. They thence spread to the west, across the mountain chain of Lebanon to the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Canaanites —    In ancient times, a general name given to the peoples who dwelled in the region of Palestine and spoke Semitic languages. The term Canaan sometimes denoted Phoenicia, home of the famous trading people, and some passages of the Hebrew Old… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Canaanites (movement) — The Canaanites is a political and aesthetic movement which reached its peak in the 1940s among the Jewish residents in Palestine and has significantly impacted the course of Israeli art, literature, and spiritual and political thought. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Canaan, the language of —    Mentioned in Isa. 19:18, denotes the language spoken by the Jews resident in Palestine. The language of the Canaanites and of the Hebrews was substantially the same. This is seen from the fragments of the Phoenician language which still… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary


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