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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canaanite  \Ca"naan*ite\,  n. 
  1.  A  descendant  of  Canaan,  the  son  of  Ham,  and  grandson  of 
  Noah. 
 
  2.  A  Native  or  inhabitant  of  the  land  of  Canaan,  esp.  a 
  member  of  any  of  the  tribes  who  inhabited  Canaan  at  the 
  time  of  the  exodus  of  the  Israelites  from  Egypt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canaanite  \Ca"naan*ite\,  n.  [From  an  Aramaic  word  signifying 
  ``zeal.''] 
  A  zealot.  ``Simon  the  Canaanite.''  --Matt.  x.  4. 
 
  Note:  This  was  the  ``Simon  called  Zelotes''  (--Luke  vi  15), 
  i.e.,  Simon  the  zealot.  --Kitto. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Canaanite 
  n  :  the  extinct  language  of  the  Semitic  people  who  occupied 
  Canaan  before  the  Israelite  conquest  [syn:  {Canaanite}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Canaanite 
  a  name  given  to  the  apostle  Simon  (Matt.  10:4;  Mark  3:18).  The 
  word  here  does  not  however,  mean  a  descendant  of  Canaan,  but  is 
  a  translation,  or  rather  almost  a  transliteration,  of  the  Syriac 
  word  Kanenyeh  (R.V.  rendered  "Cananaen"),  which  designates  the 
  Jewish  sect  of  the  Zealots.  Hence  he  is  called  elsewhere  (Luke 
  6:15)  "Simon  Zelotes;"  i.e.,  Simon  of  the  sect  of  the  Zealots. 
  (See  {SIMON}.) 
 




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