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cainan in the Bible

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."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • And cainan lived after he begot Malaleel, eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons and daughters.

  • And all the days of cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.

  • The latter also inserts after Arphaxad a cainan who was one hundred and thirty years old at the birth of Salah.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
  • cainan, when he had lived nine hundred and ten years, had his son Malaleel, who was born in his hundred and seventieth year.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus

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