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Canaan

Canaan [N] [B] [E] [H]

(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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Canaan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.