Canaanites



a member of a Semitic people that inhabited parts of ancient Palestine and were conquered by the Israelites and largely absorbed by them.
a group of Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Phoenician, spoken chiefly in ancient Palestine and Syria.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Canaan, the Canaanites, or the Canaanite group of languages.
Historical Examples

The Expositor’s Bible:The Book of Numbers Robert A. Watson
History of Religion Allan Menzies
The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
For the Temple G. A. Henty
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 4 (of 12) G. Maspero
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant
The Ordinance of Covenanting John Cunningham

noun
a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied the land of Canaan before the Israelite conquest
the extinct language of this people, belonging to the Canaanitic branch of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
(in later books of the Old Testament) a merchant or trader (Job 40:30; Proverbs 31:24)

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