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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #03667 - כְּנַעַן

Transliteration
kena‛an
Phonetics
ken-ah'-an  
Word Origin
from (03665)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
1002,1002b
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Canaan = “lowland”

1) the 4th son of Ham and the progenitor of the Phoenicians and of the various nations who peopled the seacoast of Palestine (noun proper masculine)

2) the land west of the Jordan peopled by the descendants of Canaan and subsequently conquered by the Israelites under Joshua (noun proper locative)

3) merchant, trader (noun masculine)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5477 ‑ Χαναάν (khan‑ah‑an');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (94) NAS (94) HCS (92)
Genesis 45
Exodus 3
Leviticus 3
Numbers 11
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 8
Judges 6
1 Chronicles 3
Psalms 3
Isaiah 3
Ezekiel 2
Hosea 1
Zephaniah 2
Genesis 45
Exodus 3
Leviticus 3
Numbers 11
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 8
Judges 6
1 Chronicles 3
Psalms 3
Proverbs 1
Isaiah 3
Ezekiel 2
Zephaniah 2
Genesis 46
Exodus 3
Leviticus 3
Numbers 11
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 8
Judges 6
1 Chronicles 3
Psalms 3
Isaiah 3
Ezekiel 2
Hosea 1
Zephaniah 2
BYZ TIS TR
n-p 93
n-p 83
n-p 83
NA WH


Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. כְּנַ֫עַן90 proper name, masculine and

of a territory Canaan (ᵐ5 Ξανααν, Phoenician כנען = Phoenicia; Ξνα = כנע, Hecataeus, see Müller Fr.Hist.Gr.i,17 and others; Egyptian Ka-n-±-na WMM As.u.Europa,205 ff.; Tel Amarna Kina— Nahum , Kina——i, etc., Bez BM Tablets, 150 Wkl TA 39; etymology dubious GFM PAOS Oct. 1890. lxvii ff.; see also GASm Geogr. 4f. Buhl Geogr. § 42); — 1 as

proper name, masculine, son of Ham Genesis 9:18,22,25,27; Genesis 10:15 (as ancestor of Canaanites and Phoenicians; all J); Genesis 10:6 (P); 1 Chronicles 1:8,13 (from Genesis 10:6,15).

2. a. land, west of Jordan, into which Hebrews came, and where they settled, subduing the inhabitants; מַלְכֵי כְּנַעַן Judges 5:19, ׳מלך כ Judges 4:2,23,24 (twice in verse); hence ׳מַמְלְכוֺת כ Psalm 135:11; ׳ישְׁבֵי כ Exodus 15:15 (song in E); compare ׳מִלְחֲמוֺת כ Judges 3:1; ׳עֲצַבֵּי כ Psalm 106:38 idols of Canaan, i.e. of the former inhabitants; especially ׳אֶרֶץ (ֿ) כ, ׳אַרְצָה כ Genesis 44:8; Genesis 46:31; Genesis 47:1,4,13,14,15; Genesis 50:5,13 (all J), Genesis 35:6; Genesis 42:5,7,13,29,32; Genesis 45:17,25; Joshua 24:3 (all E), Genesis 11:31; Genesis 12:5 (twice in verse); Genesis 13:12 (opposed to עָרֵי הַכִּכָּר v b), Genesis 16:3; Genesis 17:8 (all P) + 40t. P, Judges 21:12; 1 Chronicles 16:18 = Psalm 105:11; also ׳הָאָרֶץ כ Numbers 34:2 (P); ׳בְּנוֺת כ Genesis 28:1 daughters of Canaan = women of the land, so Genesis 28:6; Genesis 28:8; Genesis 36:2 (all P); כנען is personified Hosea 12:8 = apostate Israel; ׳שְׂפַת כ Isaiah 19:18 = the Hebrew language (without evil implication).

b. the coast, especially Phoenicia Isaiah 23:11; compare אֶרֶץ מְּלִשְׁתִּים׳כ Zephaniah 2:5.

II. כְּנָ֫עַן noun [masculine] merchant (s) (because Canaanites, especially Phoenicians, were traders); — כָּלעַֿם כְּנַעַן Zephaniah 1:11; ׳אֶרֶץ כ Ezekiel 16:29 (omitted by ᵐ5 B and others Co), Ezekiel 17:4 a land of merchants; compare כנעני near the end.

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List of Word Forms
וּכְנַ֗עַן וּכְנָֽעַן׃ וכנען וכנען׃ כְּנַ֔עַן כְּנַ֖עַן כְּנַ֗עַן כְּנַ֙עַן֙ כְּנַ֡עַן כְּנַעַן֒ כְּנָ֑עַן כְּנָ֔עַן כְּנָֽעַן׃ כְנַ֔עַן כְנַ֖עַן כְנָ֑עַן כְנָֽעַן׃ כנען כנען׃ cheNaan kə·na·‘an kə·nā·‘an ḵə·na·‘an ḵə·nā·‘an kəna‘an kənā‘an ḵəna‘an ḵənā‘an keNaan ū·ḵə·na·‘an ū·ḵə·nā·‘an ucheNaan ūḵəna‘an ūḵənā‘an

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