[ US /ˈkeɪnəˌnaɪt/ ]
  1. the extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied Canaan before the Israelite conquest
  2. a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before it was conquered by the Israelites
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  • The prophetic critique of primal Canaanite religion had the effect of desacralizing nature and divinizing morality.
  • In the story of Rahab, the stock notion of Canaanite wickedness is ironized and radically relativized, if not demolished altogether.
  • The sound of pipes joined the beat of the drum, and the men began to sing a hearty Canaanite sea shanty as the ship moved through the surf and out to sea.
  • For what have you done -- you, a mere Canaanite, hewer of wood and drawer of water to some grossly Philistine firm of city bankers -- to deserve this immunity from anxiety and distress; while I, with my superior culture, my ambition and talents, am condemned to that beastly squeaking wire-wove mattress upstairs, and a job-lot of furniture which some previous German waiter has ejected in disgust from his bedroom in the basement? The Far Horizon
  • As midrash, that is, as a form of exegesis of scriptural text, to Leviticus 18: 3, this passage thus invokes the authority of scripture for its discourse on female homoeroticism; it links marriage between two women to the practices of the Canaanites and Egyptians, which this verse and numerous others explicitly forbid, as well as to a number of other sexual/marital connections explicitly or implicitly forbidden in scripture Your Moral Leader
  • The extraction of the Jewish nation was mean: "Thy birth is of the land of Canaan (v. 3); thou hadst from the very first the spirit and disposition of a Canaanite. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
  • He supposes Cadmus to have been a fugitive Canaanite, who fled from the face of Joshua: and that he was called Cadmus from being a Cadmonite, which is a family mentioned by A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)
  • But although there is evidence for a centralisation of the different Canaanite-style cults into the worship of Yahweh in the capital – Jerusalem – over this period the most which can be said was that a form of monolatry, a belief in one God for a particular people had emerged. Zoroaster – forgotten prophet of the one God
  • Simon, who in Matthew and Mark was called the Canaanite, is here called Simon Zelotes, perhaps for his great zeal in religion. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
  • On the same text Dr. Abbott says: "The term Canaan was the older title of the country and the inhabitants were successively termed Canaanites and Phoenicians; as the inhabitants of England were successively called Britons or Twentieth Century Negro Literature Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro
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