browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
canaan

more about canaan

canaan


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Canaan 
  n  :  an  ancient  country  is  southwestern  Asia  on  the  east  coast  of 
  the  Mediterranean;  a  place  of  pilgrimage  for  Christianity 
  and  Islam  and  Judaism  [syn:  {Palestine},  {Canaan},  {Holy 
  Land}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Canaan,  CT  (CDP,  FIPS  10870) 
  Location:  42.03162  N,  73.33144  W 
  Population  (1990):  1194  (596  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  06018 
  Canaan,  IN 
  Zip  code(s):  47224 
  Canaan,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04924 
  Canaan,  NH 
  Zip  code(s):  03741 
  Canaan,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  12029 
  Canaan,  VT 
  Zip  code(s):  05903 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Canaan 
  (1.)  The  fourth  son  of  Ham  (Gen.  10:6).  His  descendants  were 
  under  a  curse  in  consequence  of  the  transgression  of  his  father 
  (9:22-27).  His  eldest  son,  Zidon,  was  the  father  of  the 
  Sidonians  and  Phoenicians.  He  had  eleven  sons,  who  were  the 
  founders  of  as  many  tribes  (10:15-18). 
 
  (2.)  The  country  which  derived  its  name  from  the  preceding. 
  The  name  as  first  used  by  the  Phoenicians  denoted  only  the 
  maritime  plain  on  which  Sidon  was  built.  But  in  the  time  of 
  Moses  and  Joshua  it  denoted  the  whole  country  to  the  west  of  the 
  Jordan  and  the  Dead  Sea  (Deut.  11:30).  In  Josh.  5:12  the  LXX. 
  read,  "land  of  the  Phoenicians,"  instead  of  "land  of  Canaan." 
 
  The  name  signifies  "the  lowlands,"  as  distinguished  from  the 
  land  of  Gilead  on  the  east  of  Jordan,  which  was  a  mountainous 
  district.  The  extent  and  boundaries  of  Canaan  are  fully  set 
  forth  in  different  parts  of  Scripture  (Gen.  10:19;  17:8;  Num. 
  13:29;  34:8).  (See  {CANAANITES},  {PALESTINE}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Canaan,  merchant;  trader;  or  that  humbles  and  subdues 
 




more about canaan