The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Canaan (כְנַעַן‎, khena'an). Surveys the history and importance of Canaan. A description of the geography, history, and significance of the place and its peoples and their relevance to the Bible.
Promised Land
Promised Land Part of God’s covenant with Israel through Abraham (Gen 12:1, 7; 13:15–17; 15:12–21). The promise is inherited by Isaac (Gen 26:3), Jacob (Gen 28:4, 13; 35:12), Joseph (Gen 48:4), and the rest of Jacob’s sons (Gen 46:1–4; 50:24). This land, resembling the Eden that God’s people had lost,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Canaan (Place)
CANAAN (PLACE) [Heb kĕnaʿan (כְּנַעַן‎)]. CANAANITES. A term designating the land along the E shore of the Mediterranean encompassing modern Lebanon, part of S Syria, and most of Palestine W of the Jordan. The ethnicon derived from the geographic term designates the indigenous and assimilated inhabitants
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chanaan. kjv spelling of Canaan in Acts 7:11 and 13:19.See Canaan, Canaanites.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Canaan kāʹnən CANAANITES [Heb. kena‘an, kena‘a]. Canaan is an ancient name for the area that includes all of the land west of the Jordan and Syria to the level of Lebweh (see II.B below). “Canaanites” designates the occupants of that land in the period preceding the Israelite occupation, and
Chanaan kāʹnən; CHANAANITE -īt. AV Apoc. (Jth. 5:3, 16) and NT (Acts 7:11; 13:19) for Canaan; Canaanite.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Canaan, Canaanite
CANAAN, CANAANITE Palestinian territory (the Promised Land) west of the Jordan River, settled by the Israelites at the time of Joshua’s leadership. Portions of southern Syria were also frequently considered part of Canaanite territory, the northern borders of which were never clearly defined. The pre-Israelite
CHANAAN* kjv spelling of Canaan in Acts 7:11 and 13:19. See Canaan, Canaanite.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Promised Land
PROMISED LAND. ‘The land of promise’ (Heb. 11:9) refers to Canaan before the Israelites entered it under Joshua. By his covenant with Abraham, God promised to make him ‘into a great nation’, to be a ‘blessing to all the peoples on earth’ and have an inheritance of land (Gn. 12:1–2; cf. 12:7; 13:15; 24:7).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Canaan [kāˊnən] (Heb. kena˓an;) (place). The territory inhabited by the Canaanites.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Canaan; Canaanites
CANAAN; CANAANITES A name found in the Bible in the table of nations (Gen. 10:6), as well as in the cuneiform, Egyptian and Phoenician texts, and later also in Greek and Roman historical texts. In all of these sources Canaan is used both as a geographical term and as an ethnic appellation. According
Catholic Bible Dictionary
CANAAN The strip of land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; it runs from the southern border of Syria in the north to the Sinai Peninsula in the south, and from the sea in the west to the Jordan River in the east. The Israelites settled here after the Exodus and the conquest of Canaan. The
Promised Land
PROMISED LAND The land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his offspring (Gen 12:7; 13:14–15; 17:8). The promise was renewed to the later patriarchs (Gen 26:3; 28:13) and Israel (Exod 13:5; 33:1–3). Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land from the top of Mount Nebo, but God did not permit
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Canaan. The land later known as Palestine, which the Israelites occupied and conquered by degrees in the latter part of the second millennium bc or, acc. to some views, rather earlier. Of the original inhabitants (called Canaanites) some survived, and appear to have had a reactionary influence upon
Holy Land
Holy Land. A name given to Palestine/Israel since the Middle Ages with reference both to its having been the scene of the Incarnation and also to the existing sacred sites there, esp. the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem.
Promised Land, the
Promised Land, the. The land of *Canaan, promised to *Abraham and his descendants. Cf. Gen. 12:7, 13:15, etc.; and J. *Milton, Paradise Lost: ‘Over the Promis’d Land to God so dear’ (3. 531).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ca´naan (Ca´nan) (low, flat).1. The fourth son of Ham, Gen. 10:6; 1 Chron. 1:8, the progenitor of the Phœnicians [Zidon], and of the various nations who before the Israelite conquest peopled the seacoast of Palestine, and generally the whole of the country westward of the Jordan. Gen. 10:13; 1 Chron.
Canaan the land of
Ca´naan, The land of (lit. lowland), a name denoting the country west of the Jordan and the Dead Sea, and between those waters and the Mediterranean; given by God to Abraham’s posterity, the children of Israel. Ex. 6:4; Lev. 25:38. [Palestine.]
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