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Kenan

Keenan
Spouse(s) Mualeleth
Children Mahalalel

more sons and daughters
Parent(s) Enos
Relatives Seth (grandfather)

Kenan (also spelled Qenan, Kaynan or Cainan) (Hebrew: קֵינָן, Modern: Qēnan, Tiberian: Qēnān; Arabic: Qāynān قَيْنَان; Greek: Καϊνάμ Kaïnám) was a Biblical patriarch first mentioned in the Hebrew Bible Book of Genesis as living before the Great Flood. He is also mentioned in the Genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:36-37. Additionally, Kenan is also mentioned in Islam in the various collections of tales of the pre-Islamic prophets, which honor him in an identical manner.

According to Genesis 5:9-14, Kenan was a son of Enosh and a grandson of Seth. Born when Enosh was ninety[1] years old,[2] Kenan fathered Mahalalel when he was seventy.[3][4] Other sons and daughters were born to Kenan before he died at 910 years of age.

According to the Book of Jubilees, Kenan's mother was Noam, wife and sister of Enosh; and Kenan's wife, Mualeleth, was his sister.

Family tree [ edit ]

The following family tree has been constructed from a variety of biblical and extra-biblical sources:

Adam Eve
Cain Abel Seth
Enoch Enos
Irad Kenan
Mehujael Mahalalel
Methushael Jared
Adah Lamech Zillah Enoch
Jabal Jubal Tubal-Cain Naamah Methuselah
Lamech
Noah
Shem Ham Japheth



References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Ninety according to the Masoretic Text, one hundred ninety according to the Septuagint. Larsson, Gerhard. “The Chronology of the Pentateuch: A Comparison of the MT and LXX.” Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 102, no. 3, 1983, p. 402. www.jstor.org/stable/3261014.
  2. ^ Genesis 5:9
  3. ^ Genesis 5:12
  4. ^ Seventy according to the Masoretic Text, one hundred seventy according to the Septuagint. Larsson, Gerhard. “The Chronology of the Pentateuch: A Comparison of the MT and LXX.” Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 102, no. 3, 1983, pp. 402. www.jstor.org/stable/3261014.
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