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A group of people who may be descendants of Kenaz (Gen 15:19). Caleb is identified as the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite (Num 32:12; Josh 14:6–14).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kenizzites. A people related to Kenaz, grandson of Esau (Gn 36:11, 15). The Kenizzites were of Edomite stock and resided to the southeast of Judah in the vicinity of the Kenites. They are thought to belong to the pre-Israelite population of Canaan (Gn 15:19). Their territory was to be given to the Israelites
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kenizzites (ken´uh-zits), an ethnic group mentioned among the pre-Israelite peoples of Canaan in Gen. 15:19. Caleb is referred to as “Caleb the son of Jephunah the Kenizzite” (Num. 32:12; Josh. 14:6, 14). Whether the Kenizzites should be connected with the Kenaz of Gen. 36:11 is uncertain. As the grandson
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
KENEZITE, KENIZZITE. A tribe of the land of Canaan in the time of Abraham, mentioned along with Kenites (q.v.), who were metalsmiths (Gen 15:19). They may have merged with a clan of the Edomites; conceivably, the name of the Edomite chieftain, Kenaz (q.v.; Gen 36:15, 42), was derived from his ruling
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
KENIZZITES (Heb. qenizzî). A leading Edomite family, tracing descent from Eliphaz, Esau’s eldest son (Gn. 36:11, 15, 42; 1 Ch. 1:36, 53). Part of them joined the Judahites; their contribution to Israel’s history is indicated in 1 Ch. 4:13ff. v. 15 is difficult; perhaps it read originally ‘… [names lost];
Catholic Bible Dictionary
KENIZZITES An Edomite tribe that derived its name from Kenaz, a grandson of Esau (Gen 36:11, 15, 42; 1 Chr 1:36, 53). The tribe was closely connected with the clan of Caleb (Num 32:12; Josh 14:6, 14) and had a long-standing association with Judah. They are mentioned in Gen 15:19 as one of the ten peoples
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
KEN´IZZITE (kenʹi-zīt; Heb. haqqnizzı̂). The Kenizzites are mentioned in Gen. 15:19, where they are named between the Kenites and the Kadmonites among the nations to be dispossessed by Israel. They probably dwelt somewhere in the southern part of Canaan. They were related to the Kenites and like them
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Kenizzite—(1.) The name of a tribe referred to in the covenant God made with Abraham (Gen. 15:19). They are not mentioned among the original inhabitants of Canaan (Ex. 3:8; Josh. 3:10), and probably they inhabited some part of Arabia, in the confines of Syria.(2.) A designation given to Caleb (R.V.,