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Dictionaries :: Canaanites, The

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Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Canaanites, The: Descended from Ham

Gen 10:6

Canaanites, The: An Accursed Race

Gen 9:25,26

Canaanites, The: Different Families Of

Gen 10:15-18

Canaanites, The: Comprised Seven Distinct Nations

Deu 7:1

Canaanites, The: Possessions Of, How Bounded

Gen 10:19

Canaanites, The: Country Of, Fertile

Exd 3:17; Num 13:27

Canaanites, The: Described As

Great and mighty

Num 13:28; Deu 7:1


Deu 29:17


Deu 18:9-11

Profane and wicked

Lev 18:27

Canaanites, The: Extremely Numerous

Deu 7:17

Canaanites, The: Had Many Strong Cities

Num 13:28; Deu 1:28

Canaanites, The: Expelled for Wickedness

Deu 9:4; 18:12

Canaanites, The: Abraham

Called to dwell amongst

Gen 12:1-5

Was promised the country of, of inheritance

Gen 13:14-17; 15:18; 17:8

Had his faith tried by dwelling amongst

Gen 12:6; 13:7

Canaanites, The: Kind to the Patriarchs

Gen 14:13; 23:6

Canaanites, The: Israel Commanded

To make no league with

Deu 7:2; Jdg 2:2

Not to intermarry with

Deu 7:3; Jos 23:12

Not to follow idols of

Exd 23:24; Deu 7:25

Not to follow customs of

Lev 18:26,27

To destroy, without mercy

Deu 7:2,24

To destroy all vestiges of their idolatry

Exd 23:24; Deu 7:5,25

Not to fear

Deu 7:17,18; 31:7

Canaanites, The: Terrified at the Approach of Israel

Exd 15:15,16; Jos 2:9-11; 5:1

Canaanites, The: Partially Subdued by Israel

Jos 10:1-11:23; Jdg 1:1-36

Canaanites, The: Part of Left

To try Israel

Jdg 2:21,22; 3:1-4

To chastise Israel

Num 33:55; Jdg 2:3; 4:2

Canaanites, The: Israel Ensnared By

Jdg 2:3,19; Psa 106:36-38

Canaanites, The: Some Descendants Of, in Our Lord's Time

Mat 15:22; Mar 7:26

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Canaanites, The:

a word used in two senses:

(1.) A tribe which inhabited a particular locality of the land west of the Jordan before the conquest; and

(2.) The people who inhabited generally the whole of that country.

(3.) In Genesis 10:18-20, the seats of the Canaanite tribe are given as on the seashore and in the Jordan valley (compare Joshua 11:3).

(4.) Applied as a general name to the non‐Israelite inhabitants of the land, as we have already seen was the case with "Canaan." Instances of this are (Genesis 12:6; Numbers 21:3). The Canaanites were descendants of Canaan. Their language was very similar to the Hebrew. The Canaanites were probably given to commerce; and thus the name became probably in later times an occasional synonym for a merchant.

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