Canaan


Canaan
The Promised Land. The extent of Canaan, composed of independent towns and villages before the domination of the Israelites, comprised what is now modern Israel and Lebanon. Agriculture [[➝ agriculture]] was the main occupation, and this was reflected in the harvest festivals, which Israel inherited (Exod. 23:14–17). But much of Canaanite religion and morality was decisively repudiated by the conquering Israelites according to the Deuteronomist historian (Deut. 20:16–18), whose narrative was prejudiced, polemical, and partial.
In the NT the land is mentioned in Stephen's speech (Acts 7:11), and where Mark (7:26) refers to a Syro-Phoenician woman, Matthew (15:22) calls her a Canaanite, which is a simplification of the more precise Marcan term, and also carries rather derogatory overtones. See also Tyre.

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  • Canaan — カナン (Ханаан) 428 the animation Жанр приключения …   Википедия

  • CANAAN — (Heb. כְּנָעַן), the fourth son of Ḥam and the ancestor of the Canaanites (Gen. 10:6, 15–19; I Chron. 1:8, 13–16). The biblical narrative relates that when Noah awoke from sleep brought on by wine, he realized that his youngest son had seen his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Canaan — Canaan, CT U.S. Census Designated Place in Connecticut Population (2000): 1288 Housing Units (2000): 622 Land area (2000): 1.715945 sq. miles (4.444276 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.715945 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Canaan, CT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Connecticut Population (2000): 1288 Housing Units (2000): 622 Land area (2000): 1.715945 sq. miles (4.444276 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.715945 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Canaan — n. an ancient country is southwest Asia on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. Syn: Palestine, Holy Land. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canaán — fue la denominación antigua de una parte del Próximo Oriente, que puede corresponderse aproximadamente con la región costera del Próximo Oriente en el Mediterráneo y las zonas inmediatemente al interior. Sus límites estarían entre la antigua Gaza …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Canaan — personnage biblique; fils de Cham, petit fils de Noé. Canaan (terre ou pays de) territoire comprenant la Palestine et la Syrie; c est le nom biblique de la Terre promise par Dieu aux Hébreux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Canaan — Canaan, s. Palästina …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Canaan — [kā′nən] [LL (Vulg, Gen. 10, CANAANITE) Chanaan < Gr Chanan < Heb kenaʼ an] ancient region at the SE end of the Mediterranean, extending eastward to the Jordan River; the Biblical Promised Land: Gen. 17:8 …   English World dictionary

  • Canaán — Mapa de la región de Canaán. Canaán (en fenicio …   Wikipedia Español


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