Cainan

Cainan [N] [H] [S]

possession; smith.

  • The fourth antediluvian patriarch, the eldest son of Enos. He was 70 years old at the birth of his eldest son Mahalaleel, after which he lived 840 years ( Genesis 5:9-14 ), and was 910 years old when he died. He is also called Kenan ( 1 Chronicles 1:2 ).

  • The son of Arphaxad ( Luke 3:36 ). He is nowhere named in the Old Testament. He is usually called the "second Cainan."

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Cainan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Cainan [N] [E] [S]

    possessor; purchaser
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Cainan'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Cainan [N] [E] [H]

    (possessor )

    1. Son of Enos, aged 70 years when he begat Mahalaleel his son. He lived 840 years afterwards, and died aged 910. ( Genesis 6:9-14 )
    2. Son of Arphaxad, and father of Sala, according to ( Luke 3:36 Luke 3:37 ) and usually called the second Cainan. The is nowhere named in the Hebrew MSS. It seems certain that his name was introduced into the genealogies of the Greek Old Testament in order to bring them into harmony with the genealogy of Christ in St. Lukes Gospel.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Cainan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    CAINAN

    ka'-nan, ka-i'-nan (Kainan):

    (1) Greek form of Kenan (Luke 3:37):

    also the King James Version form in Old Testament (except 1 Chronicles 1:2).

    (2) A son of Arphaxad (Luke 3:36), omitted in Genesis 10:24; 11:12.


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CAINAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.