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Kain (People)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kain of Judah
Kain of Judah (קַיִן‎, qayin). A city in the southern hill country of Judah (Josh 15:57). Mentioned in one of Balaam’s prophecies about Israel (Num 24:22).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kain (People)
Kain (Tribe). Clan name synonymous with the Kenites (Nm 24:22; Jgs 4:11). The name is Hebrew for “spear,” suggesting a tribe of metal workers. The nomadic tribe was friendly (1 Sm 15:6) and was eventually absorbed by Judah.See Kenites.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kain (People)
KAIN* (Tribe) Clan name synonymous with the Kenites (Nm 24:22; Jgs 4:11). The name is Hebrew for “spear,” suggesting a tribe of metalworkers. The nomadic tribe was friendly (1 Sm 15:6) and was eventually absorbed by Judah. See Kenites.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kain
Kain (kayn).1 Another name for the family group otherwise called Kenites (Num. 24:22).2 A city of Judah (Josh. 15:57), whose location may be modern Khirbet Yaqin, about seven miles southeast of Hebron, traditionally viewed as a Kenite city.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kain
Kain (Heb. qayin) (PEOPLE)A collective term singular in form, designating the Kenites (Num. 24:22; cf. Judg. 4:11).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kain (People)
KAIN [kān] (Heb. qayin “edge, point, spear”) (PEOPLE). † A collective term, singular in form, designating the Kenites (Num. 24:11; KJV “the Kenite”). At Judg. 4:11 the English versions read “the Kenite.”
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Kain
KainKain (kayn). 1 An alternative name for the clan called Kenites (Num. 24:22, kjv: ‘the Kenite’). 2 A city of Judah (Josh. 15:57, kjv: ‘Cain’), whose location may be modern Khirbet Yaqin, about seven miles southeast of Hebron, traditionally viewed as a Kenite city. Arab tradition associates it with
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Kain
KAIN [kayn] (metalsmith) — the name of a tribe and a town in the Old Testament:1. A tribe mentioned in Balaam’s fourth prophecy (Num. 24:22).2. A town in the mountain country of Judah (Josh. 15:57), also spelled Cain (KJV; Kain, REB).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KAIN (2)
KAIN (2)(קָין‎ [qayin]): A clan name, the King James Version “the Kenite” (Numbers 24:22; Judges 4:11). In the first passage the Revised Version (British and American) has “Kain” and margin “the Kenites”; in the second, the Revised Version (British and American) has “the Kenite” in text and
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Kain
KAIN (Kăn) Tribe and place-name meaning “smith.” 1. Clan mentioned in the fourth oracle of Balaam (Num. 24:22; KJV, Kenite). Adam and Eve’s son Cain is spelled the same in Hebrew, and many scholars regard Cain as the ancestors of the Kenites. See Kenites. 2. City southeast of Hebron in southern Judah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Kain (2)
KAIN (קָין‎, ḳāyin): A clan name, AV “the Kenite” (Nu 24:22; Jgs 4:11). In the first passage RV has “Kain” and m “the Kenites” in the second, RV has “the Kenite” in text and m Kain.” Cf preceding article.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KAIN
KAIN kayn [קַיִןqayin]. 1. A singular collective term used to refer to the KENITES (Num 24:22; compare Judg 4:11). The similarity between the names Kain and Kenite may suggest that “CAIN” (Gen 4:1–7) was considered the ancestor of the Kenites.2. A town in the extreme south allotted to the tribe of
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