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2.7.4. Canaan
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A. Name, geography and history

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The province of Canaan (Phoenician knʿn, Hebrew kenaʿan, Akkadian kinaʿanu/kinaḫḫu/kinaḫnu; Greek Kanaán; [29352]; etymology uncertain [29352]) stretched from the environs of its main city,  Gaza, in the southwest, to north of  Beirut, where it met its northern neighbour  Amurru (capital  Ṣumur). It was bordered on the east by the province of  Upe, with its capital at  Kumidi in the  Beqaʿ Valley, and the Dead Sea [14555–557]. The territory of  Ammonitis (Ammon 2.7.…

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Niehr, Herbert, “2.7.4. Canaan”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008417>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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