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Kenaz (grandson of Esau)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kenaz, Grandson of Esau
Kenaz, Grandson of Esau (קְנַז‎, qenaz). The son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau (Gen 36:11, 15, 42; 1 Chr 1:36, 53).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kenaz (Person)
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
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 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kenaz
1. A “chief” of Edom, grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:11, 15, 42; 1 Ch. 1:36, 53). He was the eponymous ancestor of the Kenizzite clan.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kenaz
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
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
Kenaz
KENAZ1. One of the sons of Eliphaz, the son of Esau and Adah the Hittite. Kenaz became one of the chiefs or princes of the Edomite families dwelling in the Negeb or the western Arabian desert (Gen 36:11, 15, 42; 1 Chr 1:36, 53).2. The brother of Caleb the Kenezite. It is possible that Caleb and his
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kenaz
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
Kenaz, Kenizzite
Kenaz (Heb. qĕnāz), KENIZZITE (qĕnizzɩ̂)1. A son of Eliphaz, the firstborn son of Esau and Adah (Gen. 36:11 = 1 Chr. 1:36). This Kenaz, ordinarily understood to be the eponymous ancestor of the Kenizzites, functioned as an Edomite clan chief (Gen. 36:15, 42 = 1 Chr. 1:51, 53).The Kenizzites were
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kenaz
Ke´naz (hunting).1. Son of Eliphaz the son of Esau. He was one of the dukes of Edom. Gen. 36:15, 42; 1 Chron. 1:53.2. One of the same family, a grandson of Caleb, according to 1 Chron. 4:15 (where see margin).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kenaz
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
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Amalek Brother
Timna Brother
Korah Brother
Gatam Brother
Teman Brother
Zepho Brother
Omar Brother
Esau Grandfather
Korah Uncle
Jeush Uncle
Zerah Cousin
Adah Grandmother
Jalam Uncle
Shammah Cousin
Reuel Uncle
Nahath Cousin
Mizzah Cousin
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