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