Places of The Bible

The Land of Canaan

The Land of Canaan

The Land of Canaan




Meaning of the Name The Land of Canaan

The actual name is of unknown origin. Only Canaan’s father Ham (and his wife), who named him, would know for sure.

Where is The Land of Canaan

Canaan was the name of the Land of Israel when it was inhabited by the tribes descended from Noah’s grandson Canaan. The boundaries of Biblical Canaan roughly correspond to modern day Israel, Lebanon, and western Syria and Jordan.

Where is The Land of Canaan mentioned in the Bible

What does the Bible say about The Land of Canaan? What happened in The Land of Canaan?

The Land of Canaan was settled by Canaan, his sons, and their tribes. God promised the Land of Canaan to Abraham and his descendants, to be conquered and settled after leaving Egypt. The Israelites eventually conquered the land and renamed it Eretz Yisrael (The Land of Israel) after the patriarch Jacob, whose name was also Israel.


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