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A city in the southern hill country of Judah (Josh 15:57). Mentioned in one of Balaam’s prophecies about Israel (Num 24:22).
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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
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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
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KAIN kayn [קַיִן qayin]. 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