KENAN (kee' nan) Personal name of uncertain meaning. Grandson of Adam, son of Enosh, and father of Mahalaleel (Genesis 5:9-14; KJV has Cainan; 1 Chronicles 1:2). Listed as Cainan among the ancestors of Jesus (Luke 3:37). See Enosh; Cainan.
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