canaanite canaanite  /ˈkeɪ nə ˌnaɪt/


  1. (n) a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before it was conquered by the Israelites
  2. (n) the extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied Canaan before the Israelite conquest


  • Inscription from time of David & Solomon found near Temple Mount in Hebrew University excavation

    ( The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ) Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar unearthed a jar fragment near Jerusalem's Temple Mount bearing the earliest alphabetical written text ever found in Jerusalem. Dated to the tenth century BCE, the artifact bears an inscription in the Canaanite language with letters approximately 2.5 cm tall, which translate to m, q, p, h, n, (possibly) l, and ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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