Semitic-speaking region and civilization in the Ancient Near East during the late 2nd millennium BC

Canaan was an ancient region in the Levant. In the Bible, it was the land promised to Abraham and his children by God. The Canaanite people lived in the area from about 2000 BC until the time of the Bible. The area covers part of the area that is now Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. It was conquered by the ancient Israelites.

An map from 1692, showing Canaan