An inhabitant of the land of Canaan at the time that the Israelites took possession of it and overcame the Canaanites (Josh. 9:1). The Canaanites were descendants of Canaan, the son of Ham. (Gen. 10:15-19).
Meta. The elemental life forces in the subconsciousness. Under sense thought and expression they are all that the meaning of Canaanite implies. The Canaanites are delivered by Jehovah into the hands of the Israelites, and by them are destroyed. "And the name of the place was called Hormah." Hormah is from the same root as herem, a devoted thing. (See Num. 21:1-3, with margin.) The significance of this is that through our I AM (Jehovah) we gain control of our subconscious elemental life forces. Then by means of high, spiritual thinking (Israelites) these life forces come under the law of Spirit, and are transmuted into spiritual energy. (See HORMAH.)