Cainan

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Cainan : possession; smith.

  1. The fourth antediluvian patriarch, the eldest son of Enos. He was Numbers 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).
  2. The son of Arphaxad (Luke 3:36). He is nowhere named in the Old Testament. He is usually called the "second Cainan."
Previous
Next
Related Resources
Dictionaries