or Tu·bal·cain

[too-buh l-keyn, tyoo-]


the son of Lamech and Zillah: the progenitor of metalworkers. Gen. 4:22.

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  • "He's a mighty artificer in iron," said the wit who had named him Tubal-cain.

    The Young Mountaineers

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • Tubal-cain was an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron.

    Notes on the book of Exodus

    C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh

  • And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron.

  • It was Tubal-cain that made thy very Tailor's needle, and sewed that court-suit of thine.

    Sartor Resartus

    Thomas Carlyle

  • Tubal-Cain, who was the seventh generation from Adam, "was an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron."

British Dictionary definitions for tubal-cain



Old Testament a son of Lamech, said in Genesis 4:22 to be the first artificer of metals
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