Kenaz (father of Othniel)
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The father of Seraiah and the judge Othniel (Josh 15:17; Judg 1:13; 1 Chr 4:13). Son of Jephunneh and younger brother of Caleb (Judg 3:9, 11).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
KENAZ (PERSON) [Heb qĕnaz (קְנַז)]. KENIZZITE. 1. The son of Eliphaz, the firstborn son of Esau and Adah (Gen 36:11; 1 Chr 1:36), who functioned as an Edomite clan chief (Gen 36:15, 42; 1 Chr 1:53). Though Kenaz of Gen 36:11 is ordinarily understood to be the eponymous ancestor of the Kenizzites (Gen
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kenaz. Singular form of the name of the Kenizzite tribe, whose land was promised to Abraham’s descendants (Gn 15:19). The appearance of three men by this name in the OT may be explained by the spread of the Kenizzite tribe over Edom and southern Judah before the Israelite conquest.1. Grandson of Esau
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KENAZ Singular form of the name of the Kenizzite tribe, whose land was promised to Abraham’s descendants (Gn 15:19). The appearance of three men by this name in the OT may be explained by the spread of the Kenizzite tribe over Edom and southern Judah before the Israelite conquest.1. Grandson of Esau
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kenaz (kee´naz).1 The son of Eliphaz, who was the firstborn son of Esau and Adah (Gen. 36:11; 1 Chron. 1:36). As the grandson of Esau, he became a chief of the Edomites. He may be the eponymous ancestor of the Kenizzites, a group known to have later inhabited the Negev (assuming migration from Edom).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
KENAZ. 1. A grandson of *Esau and an *Edomite chief (Gn. 36:11, 15, 42). Some commentators consider these vv. indicate Kenaz was the ancestor of the *Kenizzites. 2. The brother of *Caleb and father of *Othniel and *Seraiah (Jos. 15:17; Jdg. 1:13; 3:9, 11; 1 Ch. 4:13). 3. A grandson of Caleb (1 Ch. 4:15).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
KE´NAZ (kēʹnaz).1. One of the sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau. He became chief of one of the Edomite tribes of Arabia Petraea (Gen. 36:11, 15; 1 Chron. 1:36). Genesis 36:42 and 1 Chron. 1:53, according to Keil and Delitzsch (Com., ad loc.), include a list, not of persons, but of capital cities