early 17th century: via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek Khanaan, from Hebrew kĕna`an.
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- Much of that literature has also been found in translation in other contemporary societies of the Near East, such as the literature of the Hittites and the Canaanites.
- He also refers to the myth of Gilgamesh, describing a vision of Anat, the Canaanite goddess, and quotes verses of the Bible.
- As judge, she was also leader of the army, having proved herself in battle, delivering Israel from the Canaanites.
Pronunciation: /-ˌnīt/noun & adjective
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