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Canaan: The "Land of Canaan" is interpreted to mean "lowland," from Semitic kana, "to humble," "subdue," generally denoting in the Old Testament the country west of the Jordan and the Dead Sea extending to the Mediterranean. Originally, it comprised only the strip of land, from ten to fifteen miles in breadth and 150 in length, shut in between the Lebanon and the Mediterranean, and extending from the Bay of Antioch to the promontory of the Cermal, i.e., southern Phenicia. Later, the name was extended to the whole