Kenan (son of Enosh)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kenan, Son of Enosh
Kenan, Son of Enosh (Καϊνάμ, Kainam; קֵינָן‎, qeinan). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kenan (Person)
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
Cainan (Person)
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.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kenan. Fourth-generation descendant of Adam (Gn 5:9–14, kjv Cainan; 1 Chr 1:2); alternately called Cainan in Luke’s genealogy of Christ (3:37).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
Cainan. 1. A son of Arphaxad (Lk 3:36; LXX Gn 10:24; 11:12).2. Adam’s great-grandson, also called Kenan (Gn 5:9–14; 1 Chr 1:2; Lk 3:37).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kenan kēʹnən [Heb. qēnan; Gk. Kainan]. A son of Enosh the son of Seth (Gen. 5:9f, 12–14 [AV Cainan]; 1 Ch. 1:2).
Cainan kā̀nən [Gk. Kaïnan].1. Greek form of Kenan (Lk. 3:37); also the AV form in the OT (except 1 Ch. 1:2).2. A son of Arphaxad (Lk. 3:36), omitted in the MT of Gen. 10:24; 11:12.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KENAN Fourth-generation descendant of Adam (Gn 5:9–14; 1 Chr 1:2); alternately called Cainan in Luke’s genealogy of Christ (Lk 3:37, rsv). See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
CAINAN1. A son of Arphaxad (Lk 3:36; Gn 10:24, LXX; 11:12–13).2. Adam’s great-grandson, also called Kenan (Gn 5:9–14; 1 Chr 1:2; Lk 3:37). See Kenan.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CAINAN1. Son of Enos and great-grandson of Adam, mentioned in Gen 5:9–14 and Lk 3:37.2. Son of Arphaxad, mentioned in Lk 3:36, which seems to follow Gen 10:24; 11:12–13 of the LXX (and also 1 Chr 1:18 of the Alexandrine text of the LXX).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kenan (Heb. qênān)A son of Enosh and father of Mahalalel (Gen. 5:9–14; 1 Chr. 1:2).
Cainan (Gk. Kaɩ̈nám)1. According to Luke’s genealogy of Jesus, the son of Arphaxad (Luke 3:36; cf. LXX Gen. 10:24; 11:12).2. Another name for Kenan, in Luke’s genealogy (Luke 3:37; cf. Gen. 5:9–14; 1 Chr. 1:2).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kenan [kēˊnən] (Heb. qênān “acquired, bought” or “metalworker”).† A son of Enosh and father of Ma-halalel (Gen. 5:9–14; KJV “Canaan”).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
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 3:37 Kainam). Etymologically the name can be interpreted as derived from the noun or name qayinCain with a diminutive ending -ān. The name can mean either ‘smith;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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.
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
See also
Enosh Father
Mahalalel Son
Seth Grandfather
Jered Grandson