ke'-nez-it (qenizzi; Kenezaios):
the King James Version in Genesis 15:19 and the Revised Version (British and American) uniformly, spell "Kenizzite." The Kenezites were the clan whose name-father was KENAZ (which see). Their land, along with that of their Canaanite tribes, was promised to Abram (Genesis 15:19). To this clan belonged Jephunneh, the father of Caleb (Numbers 32:12; Joshua 14:6,14). It had evidently been absorbed by the tribe of Judah. If the Kenezites went down with Jacob into Egypt, they may have become identified with his family there.
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