CAINAN (PERSON) [Gk Kainam (Καιναμ)]. Name of two persons in the NT. The form “Cainan” is a Gk transliteration of the Heb qênān. See KENAN.1. Appears in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus as the son of Enos and the great-grandson of Adam (3:37–38). The name occurs in the MT of Gen 5:9–14 and 1 Chr 1:2.2.
KENAN (PERSON) [Heb qênān (קֵינָן)]. Var. CAINAN. Son of Enosh, when Enosh was 90 years old (Gen 5:9–14). When Kenan was 70 years old, his son Mahalalel was born. Kenan lived a total of 910 years. The similarity of names in the genealogies of Genesis 4 and 5 has led to comparison of Kenan with Cain
Kenan (kee´nuhn), an early Israelite ancestor from the days before the flood. He is listed as the son of Enosh (Gen. 5:9; 1 Chron. 1:2) and the father of Mahalalel (Gen. 5:12; 1 Chron. 1:2) and others (Gen. 5:13), and he is said to have lived 910 years (5:14). Some suggest the name is an alternative
KENAN קינןI. In genealogical lists of the antediluvian heroes, the son of Enosh is called qênān/Kenan (Gen 5:9–14; 1 Chr 1:2; cf. Luke 3:37Kainam). Etymologically the name can be interpreted as derived from the noun or name qayin →Cain with a diminutive ending -ān. The name can mean either ‘smith;
Cain´an (possessor).1. Son of Enos, aged 70 years when he begat Mahalaleel his son. He lived 840 years afterwards, and died aged 910. Gen. 5:9–14.2. Son of Arphaxad, and father of Sala, according to Luke 3:36, 37, and usually called the second Cainan. He is nowhere named in the Hebrew MSS. It seems
CAI´NAN (kāʹi-nan). The son of Arphaxad and father of Shelah, according to Luke 3:35–36. He is nowhere named in the Heb. text, nor in any of the versions made from it, such as the Samaritan, Aram., Syr., Vulg., etc. It is believed by many that the name was not originally in the text, even of Luke, but
KE´NAN (kēʹnan). The son of Enos and great-grandson of Adam. He was born when his father was 90 years old. He lived 70 years and became the father of Mahalalel, after which he lived 840 years (Gen. 5:9–14). He is also mentioned in 1 Chron. 1:2.