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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Canaan Land of

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Ca´naan, the ancient name of that portion of Palestine which lay to the west of the Jordan (; ; ; ), the part beyond the Jordan eastward being distinguished by the general name of Gilead (comp. ). The denomination Canaan included Philistia and Phoenicia (comp. ; ; ). The name occurs on Phoenician coins, and was not even unknown to the Carthaginians. For an account of the geography, etc. of the country, see Palestine.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Canaan Land of'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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