Who Were The Canaanites and Where is the Land of Canaan?

This land was the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

Here is some background information on the people living in this land:

From Genesis we first learn of these Canaanite people.  We were introduced to Noah’s three sons and their descendants which is where the information below comes from.  (See Genesis 9:8: The Sons of Noah) (See also Genesis 10: The Table of Nations)  There is a story in Genesis regarding Noah and his son Ham and his son Canaan.  Noah cursed Canaan because of the actions of Ham.  (Read Genesis 9:20-25 NIV)

Noah –> Ham –> Canaan (The land of Canaan belonged to the Canaanites who were the descendants of Noah and his son Ham)

Canaan –> Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, Jebusites (The canaanites included the sons of Canaan himself.  No one really knows who the Perizzites were)

Where is this place?  As far as I can tell, It is generally where the current country of Israel is now.



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