Kenan

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Kenan
Born c. 3800 BCE
Died c. 2890 BCE
Children Mahalalel
more sons and daughters
Parent(s) Enos
Relatives Seth (grandfather)
This article is about the ante-diluvian patriarch mentioned in the Bible. For the post-diluvian patriarch, see Cainan. For other uses, see Kenan (disambiguation).

Kenan (also spelled Qenan, Kainan or Cainan) Hebrew: קֵינָן, Modern Keinan, Tiberian Kaynan ; Qênān) was a Biblical patriarch first mentioned in the Hebrew Bible Book of Genesis as living before the Great Flood. He is also mentioned in the Genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:36-37.

A second, postdiluvian Cainan is mentioned in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Book of Genesis, in the Book of Jubilees and in the Genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3.

According to Genesis 5:9-14, Kenan was a son of Enosh and a grandson of Seth. Born when Enosh was ninety years old,[1] Kenan fathered Mahalalel when he was seventy.[2] Other sons and daughters were born to Kenan before he died at 910 years of age.

According to the Book of Jubilees, Kenan's mother was Noam, wife and sister of Enosh; and Kenan's wife, Mualeleth, was his sister.

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Adam
 
 
 
Eve
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Awân
 
 
 
Cain Abel
 
Azûrâ
 
 
 
Seth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enoch Enosh
 
 
 
Nâôm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenan
 
Mûalêlêt Baraḫa
 
 
Irad
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mahalalel
 
Dinah Rasujel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mehujael Daniela Jared
 
Baraqa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edna
 
 
 
Enoch
 
 
 
 
Methusael
 
 
 
 
Edna
 
Methuselah
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adah
 
 
 
Lamech
 
 
 
Zillah Lamech
 
Betenos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jubal
 
 
Naamah
 
 
 
 
 
Noah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jabal Tubal-cain Japheth Shem Ham


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