Canaan


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Ca·naan

 (kā′nən)
An ancient region of the southern Levant including the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean as well as much of present-day Lebanon and Jordan and parts of western Syria. In the Bible it is the Promised Land of the Israelites.

Canaan

(ˈkeɪnən)
n
(Bible) an ancient region between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean, corresponding roughly to Israel: the Promised Land of the Israelites

Ca•naan

(ˈkeɪ nən)

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 (def 1).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canaan - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean SeaCanaan - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
Juda, Judah - an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
Judaea, Judea - the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
Samaria - an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan
Philistia - an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Jordan, Jordan River - a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
chebab - a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
Translations
Kanaan
Kánaán

Canaan

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Canaan

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References in classic literature ?
O Canaan, bright Canaan I'm bound for the land of Canaan.
CANAAN he now attains, I see his Tents Pitcht about SECHEM, and the neighbouring Plaine Of MOREB; there by promise he receaves Gift to his Progenie of all that Land; From HAMATH Northward to the Desert South (Things by thir names I call, though yet unnam'd) From HERMON East to the great Western Sea, Mount HERMON, yonder Sea, each place behold In prospect, as I point them; on the shoare Mount CARMEL; here the double-founted stream JORDAN, true limit Eastward; but his Sons Shall dwell to SENIR, that long ridge of Hills.
And therefore shall not MOSES, though of God Highly belov'd, being but the Minister Of Law, his people into CANAAN lead; But JOSHUA whom the Gentiles JESUS call, His Name and Office bearing, who shall quell The adversarie Serpent, and bring back Through the worlds wilderness long wanderd man Safe to eternal Paradise of rest.
She said "England" as you might suppose an Israelite of Moses' days would have said Canaan.
For a long time Barbicane and his companions looked silently and sadly upon that world which they had only seen from a distance, as Moses saw the land of Canaan, and which they were leaving without a possibility of ever returning to it.
PHOENIX Suns guard Isaiah Canaan broke his left ankle Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila) in a gruesome injury against the Dallas Mavericks.
PHOENIX - Suns guard Isaiah Canaan broke his left ankle Wednesday night in a gruesome injury against the Dallas Mavericks.
Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Canaan suffered a horrific leg injury after falling hard to the court in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Avison Young announced that its Fairfield/Westchester office has been named the exclusive leasing agent for the newly unveiled New Canaan Medical Arts Center at 23 Vitti Street in New Canaan, CT.
The July 2010 meeting of the Seminar, in Tartu, Estonia, left gaps in the coverage of Late Bronze Age Canaan, so a number of other contributions were solicited so that there is some treatment--not always a devoted chapter--of every important issue relating to Canaan or to the Bible during that period.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The joint forces cleared the west bank of the Euphrates River, and the East side of Albu Canaan area in Khalidiya Island.
Tenders are invited for Construct rehabilitation improvements to the historic union depot railroad station in the town of north canaan.