Easton's Bible Dictionary
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 ( Genesis 10:19; 17:8; Numbers 13:29; 34:8 ). (See CANAANITES, PALESTINE .)
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Canaan'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/c/canaan.html. 1897.