Canaan



the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean: the land promised by God to Abraham. Gen. 12:5–10.
Biblical name of Palestine.
any land of promise.
a descendant of Ham, the son of Noah. Gen. 10.
Contemporary Examples

The Story of Noah’s Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis The Daily Beast March 23, 2014
The Story of Noah’s Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis The Daily Beast March 23, 2014
What Happened When General Grant Expelled Civil War Jews Marc Wortman March 21, 2012
The Story of Noah’s Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis The Daily Beast March 23, 2014
The Story of Noah’s Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis The Daily Beast March 23, 2014

Historical Examples

The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
The Wonder Book of Bible Stories Compiled by Logan Marshall
The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African Thomas Clarkson

noun
an ancient region between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean, corresponding roughly to Israel: the Promised Land of the Israelites

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