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Holman Bible Dictionary
(kee' naz) Personal name of unknown meaning. 1. Son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau, he was a clan chieftain of the Edomites (Genesis 35:11
. The father of Othniel, Israel's first-mentioned judge (Joshua 15:17
; Judges 1:3
) and a brother to Caleb; also was the father of Seriah (1 Chronicles 4:13
. A grandson of Caleb and son of Elah (1 Chronicles 4:15
). The Kenizzites are thought to be the people of Kenaz. They were a nomadic people from the southeast who inhabited Hebron, Debir, and parts of the Negev See Kenizzites.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Kenaz'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/k/kenaz.html. 1991.