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(Ca'nan) (low, flat ).
  1. The fourth son of Ham, (Genesis 10:6 ; 1 Chronicles 1:8 ) the progenitor of the Phoenicians [ZIDON ], and of the various nations who before the Israelite conquest people the seacoast of Palestine, and generally the while of the country westward of the Jordan. (Genesis 10:13 ; 1 Chronicles 1:13 ) (B.C. 2347.)
  2. The name "Canaan" is sometimes employed for the country itself.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'ca'Naan'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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