"that heathen land of the Amonite, the Hittite, and the Girgashite"

Map of the Promised Land, 1607
Public DomainMap of the Promised Land, 1607 - Credit: Gerhard Mercator & Jodocus Hondius
These are the names of some of the biblical tribes who dwelt in the land of Canaan. They were ultimately driven out of this “land flowing with milk and honey” when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and to this, their ‘Promised Land’. Although its precise parameters are not known, Canaan roughly corresponds to modern Israel, Palestine, Lebanon and western Syria.