Canaan

Canaan refers to a place and a person. The place, which is named after the person, is the land that became known as the land of Israel.

Canaan was the name of a son of Ham, and grandson of Noah. He was the ancestor of the Canaanites, a group of people including Jebusites and Zemarites, who often clashed with the Israelites, as described in the book of Joshua, and in other books of the Old Testament.

Canaan received the curse from Noah "a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers" (Gen. 9:21-25) when his father, Ham, humiliated his own father, Noah.

Canaan appears in 75 Bible verses: Gen 11:31, Gen 12:5, Gen 13:12, Gen 16:3, Gen 17:8, Gen 23:2, Gen 23:19, Gen 31:18, Gen 33:18, Gen 35:6, Gen 36:5, Gen 36:6, Gen 37:1, Gen 42:5, Gen 42:7, Gen 42:13, Gen 42:29, Gen 42:32, Gen 44:8, Gen 45:17, Gen 45:25, Gen 46:6, Gen 46:12, Gen 46:31, Gen 47:1, Gen 47:4, Gen 47:13, Gen 47:14, Gen 47:15, Gen 48:3, Gen 48:7, Gen 49:30, Gen 50:5, Gen 50:13, Ex 6:4, Ex 15:15, Ex 16:35, Lev 14:34, Lev 18:3, Lev 25:38, Num 13:2, Num 13:17, Num 26:19, Num 32:30, Num 32:32, Num 33:40, Num 33:51, Num 34:2, Num 34:29, Num 35:10, Num 35:14, Deut 32:49, Josh 5:12, Josh 14:1, Josh 21:2, Josh 22:9, Josh 22:10, Josh 22:11, Josh 22:32, Josh 24:3, Judg 3:1, Judg 4:2, Judg 4:23, Judg 4:24, Judg 5:19, Judg 21:12, 1 Chr 16:18, Ps 105:11, Ps 106:38, Ps 135:11, Isa 19:18, Isa 23:11, Zeph 2:5, Acts 7:11 and Acts 13:19.

Next Bible place: Capernaum

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