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cainan


cainan


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cainan 
  possession;  smith.  (1.)  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  (Gen. 
  5:9-14),  and  was  910  years  old  when  he  died.  He  is  also  called 
  Kenan  (1  Chr.  1:2). 
 
  (2.)  The  son  of  Arphaxad  (Luke  3:36).  He  is  nowhere  named  in 
  the  Old  Testament.  He  is  usually  called  the  "second  Cainan." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Cainan,  possessor;  purchaser