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(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 ,Genesis 35:11,35:15 ). 2 . 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 ). 3 . 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.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Kenaz'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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