American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A people who dwelt west of the Dead sea, and extended themselves far into Arabia Petraea. Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, was a Kenite, and his family accompanied the Israelites, and settled with other Kenites in various parts of the Holy Land, Judges 1:16; 4:11; 1 Samuel 30:29; 1 Chronicles 2:55 . Heber and the Rechabites were their descendants. The Kenites of whom we read appear to have known and served Jehovah, and the whole tribe were friendly to the Hebrews. Saul spared them, when sent to destroy the Amalekites among whom they dwelt, Numbers 24:20,21; 1 Samuel 15:6 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Kenites'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/k/kenites.html. 1859.