I. 90 proper name, masculine
of a territory Canaan ( , Phoenician = Phoenicia; = , 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; Judges 5:19, Judges 4:2,23,24 (twice in verse); hence Psalm 135:11; Exodus 15:15 (song in E); compare Judges 3:1; Psalm 106:38 idols of Canaan, i.e. of the former inhabitants; especially , 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 v b), Genesis 16:3; Genesis 17:8 (all P) + 40t. P, Judges 21:12; 1 Chronicles 16:18 = Psalm 105:11; also Numbers 34:2 (P); Genesis 28:1 daughters of Canaan = women of the land, so Genesis 28:6; Genesis 28:8; Genesis 36:2 (all P); is personified Hosea 12:8 = apostate Israel; Isaiah 19:18 = the Hebrew language (without evil implication).
b. the coast, especially Phoenicia Isaiah 23:11; compare Zephaniah 2:5.
II. noun [masculine] merchant (s) (because Canaanites, especially Phoenicians, were traders); — Zephaniah 1:11; Ezekiel 16:29 (omitted by B and others Co), Ezekiel 17:4 a land of merchants; compare near the end.
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