A-Z: General definitions: Canaan


In the Old Testament the land promised to Abraham, and later sometimes referred to as 'the Promised Land'. Canaan was described to Moses as a country 'flowing with milk and honey' (Exodus 3:7-8). This is where the Israelites settled after the Exodus under the leadership of Joshua.

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Big ideas: Promised Land, Diaspora, Zionism

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