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Regions and Territories

Canaan and the Canaanites are mentioned some 160 times in the Hebrew Bible, mostly in the Pentateuch and the books of Joshua and Judges. Canaan first appears as one of Noah’s grandsons, cursed with perpetual slavery because his father Ham had “looked upon” the drunk and naked Noah. God later …

Galilee is a northern territory in Israel which goes from Dan near the base of Mt. Hermon in the north, to the Valley of Jezreel near Mt. Carmel and Mt. Gilboa in the south, and Acre and the Mediterranean Sea in the west. The Jordan River forms its eastern border. …

Judea is the name for the southern territory of Israel, named after one of the twelve tribes (Judah). A mountainous area borders Judea in the west and nestles against the Mediterranean Sea. The territory of Judea is bordered in the north by Samaria and in the south by the Dead …

Samaria is a territory in central Palestine. To the north, Samaria is bounded by the Jezreel Valley and the territories of Galilee and Decapolis. To the east, it is bounded by the Jordan River; to the west, by the Carmel Ridge and the Sharon plain; to the south, by the …