@@ You're a moron. It was known as Canaan biblically. It was named Israel after the grandson of Abraham.<quoted text>
Later means that it wasn't called Israel at the time. It was known as the 'Promised Land'.
Learn something for a change stupid.
The history of the Jewish people begins with Abraham, and the story of Abraham begins when G-d tells him to leave his homeland, promising Abraham and his descendants a new home in the land of Canaan.(Gen. 12). This is the land now known as Israel, named after Abraham's grandson, whose descendants are the Jewish people. The land is often referred to as the Promised Land because of G-d's repeated promise (Gen. 12:7, 13:15, 15:18, 17:8) to give the land to the descendants of Abraham.