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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Cainan

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  • 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."

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

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Cainan'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/c/cainan.html. 1897.

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