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Kenites (the Conquest)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kenites
Kenites (קֵינִי‎, qeiniy). A pastoral community chiefly associated with the region south and east of Israel between Judah and Edom.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kenites
KENITES [Heb qênı̂ (קֵינִי)]. The Kenites—or more correctly the Qenites—were a community or clan whose ancestry was traced to an eponym, biblical Cain (Heb qayin). The Kenites constituted a non-Israelite group, frequenting the wilderness near Sinai, that may have been responsible for mediating the religion
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kenites
Kenites. One of 10 tribes living in Canaan during Abraham’s time (Gn 15:19). The Kenites, however, are not included in the parallel statement from Moses’ day (Ex 3:17). The apparent reason for this is a more favorable relationship with Israel by that time. “And the descendants of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kenites
Kenites kenʹīts [Heb. haqqênî, also qayin (Nu. 24:22; Jgs. 1:16; 4:11); Gk. Kenaioi, Kinaioi]; NEB CAIN (Nu. 24:22). A tribe of nomads, named in association with various other peoples. They are first mentioned, along with Kadmonites and Kenizzites, among the peoples whose land was promised to Abram
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kenites
KENITES One of 10 tribes living in Canaan during Abraham’s time (Gn 15:19). The Kenites, however, are not included in the parallel statement from Moses’ day (Ex 3:17). The apparent reason for this is a more favorable relationship with Israel by that time. That Israel continued to accord special treatment
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kenites
Kenites (ken´its), an ethnic group listed among the pre-Israelite inhabitants of the land of Canaan (Gen. 15:19). Their name is popularly derived from “smith” (Heb. qayin), a theory supported, but not proven, by the fact that the Kenites lived in northern Sinai, a region of copper mining and smelting
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kenite
KENITE. A tribe indigenous to Palestine in the partriarchal age (Gen 15:19). The term “Kenite” comes from qayin, which originally meant “metalworker, smith,” as in Aram. and Arabic. This meaning is preserved in the name of one of the sons of Lamech, Tubal-cain, “the forger of all implements of bronze
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kenites
KENITES. The Kenites were a Midianite tribe (Nu. 10:29; Jdg. 1:16; 4:11). The name means ‘smith’, and the presence of copper SE of the Gulf of Aqabah, the Kenite-Midianite region, confirms this interpretation. The Kenites first appear as inhabitants of patriarchal Canaan (Gn. 15:19). Subsequently Moses
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kenites
Kenites (Heb. qênɩ̂)A nomadic group who lived in the southern desert region of Canaan. They were owners of the land given to Abram as a result of the covenant ceremony (Gen. 15:19). The name “Kenite” may have originated from association with Cain, “smith” (Gen. 4), who built cities and established
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kenites
Kenites [kēˊnīts, kĕnˊīts] (Heb. qênî “metalworker, smith”).† A tribe or guild of smiths whose eponymous ancestor was Cain (Heb. qayin; Gen. 4:1; cf. Tubal-cain, v. 22). The Kenites appear in Palestine long before the Conquest (Gen. 15:19; Num. 24:21–22) and are numbered among the allies
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Kenites
KENITES In some of the Semitic languages the name Kenite is the equivalent of ‘smith’. This is the implication of ‘Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron’ (Gen. 4:22). In one place in the Bible the Hebrew keino stands for spear, or perhaps metal weapons in general (2 Sam. 21:16;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Kenites
KENITES A Midianite clan, relatives of Moses on the Midianite side of his family, that settled in southeast Canaan alongside the tribe of Judah (Judg 1:16; 4:11). They resided in Canaan and had dealings with the Israelites in the period before the conquest of Canaan (Gen 15:9). Jethro, a priest of Midian,
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