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
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