As of 2014, the area known as Canaan in ancient times covers parts of modern-day Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Ancient Canaan also occupied parts of the coastal regions and areas of Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. In the Bible, Canaan was known as the Promised Land.
Canaan is believed to have been inhabited as far back as the Paleolithic period. The first written mention of an area named as Canaan appeared in cuneiform, in Egyptian and Phoenician records around the 15th century B.C. The area is historically believed to have been contested by the Assyrians, Egyptians and other neighboring kingdoms. It was eventually conquered by Babylon in the sixth century B. C.Learn More
Modern-day examples of kennings include "fender bender" instead of car accident and "first lady" in place of the female spouse of a country's leader. A kenning is defined as a compressed metaphor, usually two or three words, that describe a common term.Full Answer >
Buddhism itself professes to have no set form of traditions. Various schools of Buddhism, however, have adopted their own exclusive set of traditions as they have developed.Full Answer >
Sal Dimiceli bumps society's perception of the supremely powerful superhero to the side as he helps more than 500 people secure food, housing and other necessities each year via his nonprofit organization and local newspaper column. With nearly 50 million Americans living in poverty, dedicating one's life to help is certainly heroic.Full Answer >
The influx of Chinese immigrants into Zambia is an example of modern day imperialism. Zambia is a country located in the southern part of Africa.Full Answer >