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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Israel, Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Landnoun

    an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism


  1. Canaannoun

    An historic region of the Middle East, roughly equivalent to Palestine.

    Etymology: From Χαναάν.

  2. Canaannoun

    A grandson of Noah.

    Etymology: From Χαναάν.

  3. Canaannoun

    of biblical origin.

    Etymology: From Χαναάν.


  1. Canaan

    Canaan was a Semitic-speaking region in the Ancient Near East, roughly corresponding to the Levant, i.e. modern-day Israel, Palestinian territories, Lebanon, and the western parts of Jordan and Syria. Canaan was of significant geopolitical importance in the Late Bronze Age Amarna period as the area where the spheres of interest of the Egyptian, Hittite, and Assyrian Empires converged. Canaan is historically attested throughout the 4th millennium BC; the later Amarna Letters use Kinaḫḫu, while other sources of the Egyptian New Kingdom mention numerous military campaigns conducted in Ka-na-na. In modern usage, the name is often associated with the Hebrew Bible, where the "Land of Canaan" extends from Lebanon southward to the "Brook of Egypt" and eastward to the Jordan River Valley. Much of the modern knowledge about Canaan stems from archaeological excavation in this area. Canaanite culture apparently developed in situ from the Circum-Arabian Nomadic Pastoral Complex, which developed from a fusion of Near Eastern Harifian hunter gatherers with Pre-Pottery Neolithic B farming cultures, practicing animal domestication, during the 6200 BC climatic crisis. Linguistically, the Canaanite languages form a group within the Northwest Semitic languages; its best-known member today is the Hebrew language, being mostly known from Iron Age epigraphy. Other Canaanite languages are Phoenician, Ammonite, Moabite, and Edomite.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Canaan

    originally the coast land, but eventually the whole, of Palestine W. of the Jordan.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canaan in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canaan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. summon
    • B. elaborate
    • C. abash
    • D. emanate

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