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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A sect who sprung up about the year 130; so called, because they esteemed Cain worthy of the greatest honours. They honoured those who carry in Scripture the most visible marks of reprobation; as the inhabitants of Sodom, Esau, Korah, Dathan, and Abram. They had in particular great veneration for Judas, under the pretence that the death of Christ had saved mankind.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Cainites'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/cainites.html. 1802.