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TUBAL-CAIN . In Genesis 4:22 ‘the father of every forger of copper and iron’ (so read, with slight textual correction), i.e. the founder of the guild or profession of metal-workers. The name seems to be made up of Tubal (or the Tibareni, noted for production of bronze articles ( Ezekiel 27:13 )) and Cain (‘smith’), as the ancestor of the Kenites or ‘Smiths.’

J. F. McCurdy.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Tubal-Cain'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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