Kenan (son of Enosh)
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Also rendered “Cainan.” Son of Enosh and great-grandson of Adam; named in the genealogy of Jesus presented in Luke’s Gospel (Gen 5:9–14; 1 Chr 1:2; Luke 3:37).
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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
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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