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Canaan


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. 1:13. (b.c. 2347.)

2. The name “Canaan” is sometimes employed for the country itself.