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The purpose of this page is to document information on the Canaanite tribes detailed in Scripture.


Canaan/Kena'an - low; (3667) - from 'kana`' (3665); humiliated; Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the country inhabited by him:--Canaan, merchant, traffick.

Canaanite/Kena'anite - original inhabitants of Palestine; (3669) - patrial from 'Kna`an' (3667); a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by implication, a pedlar (the Canaanites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans):--Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.


Amorite/Amorite - mountain dweller; one of the Canaanitish tribes

Canaanite/Kena'anite - original inhabitants of Palestine

Girgashites/Girgashite - an original tribe of Canaan

Hittite/Hittite - an ancient nation; descendant of Cheth

Hivite/Hiwwite - one of the seven Canaanite nations

Jebusite/Yebusite - Descendants of Canaan - believed to be the original inhabitants of Jerusalem.  According to Joshua 15:63, the Hebrews were never able to drive them out of the land and they live with them to this day.

Perizzite/Perizzites - dwellers in the open country (one of the seven Canaanite nations)


Kadmonites/Qudmonite - easterners; the name of a tribe in Palestine

Kenites/Qĕynite - pertaining to coppersmiths

Kenizzites/Qenizzite - descendant of Kenaz

Rephaims/Repha'im - giants


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11 ' '  (KJV)

10 'And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.'  (KJV)

  1 'And it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the great sea over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof;'  (KJV)

11 'And you went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.'  (KJV)

14 "The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,"  (KJV)