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Canaanite Language
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Northwest Semitic language spoken anciently in Canaan, or Syria—Palestine. Hebrew is one of its dialects. The term “Canaanite” is intended to describe the Northwest Semitic dialects spoken in Canaan during the second millennium bc, and distinguish those dialects spoken in Canaan in the first millennium bc from other local dialects, mainly Aramaic. The dialects of the Canaanite language comprise Phoenician, Hebrew, Moabite, Ammonite, and Edomite. Hebrew is the only Canaanite variety to survive into modernity.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Canaanite Language
Canaanite Language A Northwest Semitic language spoken anciently in Canaan, or Syria—Palestine. Hebrew is one of its dialects. The term “Canaanite” is intended to describe the Northwest Semitic dialects spoken in Canaan during the second millennium bc, and distinguish those dialects spoken in Canaan
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Canaan, Canaanites
Canaan, Canaanites. 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 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Canaan
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
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Canaan, Canaanites
CANAAN, CANAANITES. A Semitic-speaking people and their territory, principally in Phoenicia. Their racial affinities are at present uncertain.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Canaan, the language of
Canaan, the language ofmentioned 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 survive, which show the closest analogy
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Canaan, Canaanite
The exposed bedrock (lower right of photo) reveals the partially excavated site of Khirbet Qana (prob. Cana of Galilee), situated on the lower slopes of the Bet Netofa ridge. (View to the NW.)Canaan, Canaanite kay′nuhn, kay′nuh-nit (כְּנַעַןH4046, gentilic כְּנַעֲנִיH4050; Χανάαν G5913 [KJV NT,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Languages of the Ane
languages of the ANE. Those languages of the ANE that have left behind many documents on clay, stone, papyrus, or even parchment are fairly few in number, and are for the most part well known. There were dozens of other languages and dialects spoken by the various nationalities and tribes of this region