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The fourth son of Ham and grandson of Noah (Gen 10:1–6). Cursed by Noah for his father Ham’s offense (Gen 9:20–27). He is presented as the ancestor of the Canaanites (Gen 10:15–19).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CANAAN (PERSON) [Heb kĕnaʿan (כְּנַעַן)]. The fourth son of Ham and the father of Sidon and ten other families of the Canaanites (Gen 10:6). When Noah learned what Ham, his youngest son, had done (seeing his father uncovered and telling his brothers of it); Noah cursed Canaan, the son of Ham (Gen 9:18–27).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Canaan kāʹnən CANAANITES [Heb. kena‘an, kena‘anî]. 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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Canaan (kay´nuhn).1 The son of Ham and the grandson of Noah. He is first encountered in the story of Noah’s drunkenness (Gen. 9:18–27). Noah becomes drunk, lies uncovered in a tent, and his son Ham sees him naked. In retribution for this impropriety, Noah curses Ham’s son Canaan. Canaan is to be a slave,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CANAAN, CANAANITE. A personal name applied to the youngest son of Ham (Gen 9:18); a tribal name for peoples supposedly descended from him; and a geographical name describing the territory occupied by those descendants.As tribal name, Gen 10:15–19 lists eleven subdivisions, Ex 13:5 lists five, Ex 23:23
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Canaan (Heb. kĕnaʿan) (PERSON)A son of Ham and grandson of Noah (Gen. 9:18, 22); according to 1 Chr. 1:8 Ham’s youngest son. He became the ancestor of the people later called the Canaanites (Gen. 10:15–19).For the impropriety of Ham’s seeing the “nakedness” of Noah (Gen. 9:22–24), Noah cursed Canaan
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CA´NAAN, CA´NAANITES (kāʹnan, kāʹna-nīt). In Gen. 10:6, 15–18, Canaan is listed as the fourth son of Ham, the father of “Sidon, his first-born, and Heth and the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashite and the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite and the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Canaan—(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