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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Cai´nan (possessor).

1. Son of Enos, and father of Mahaleel (; ).

2. Son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, and father of Salah. His name is wanting in the present copies of the Hebrew Scriptures; but is found in the Septuagint version of ; ; and in . It is supposed, however, on good grounds, that his name was not originally in the Hebrew text and the Septuagint versions derived from it, and that it was inserted in the text of Luke by some inadvertent transcribers, who, remarking it in some copies of the Septuagint, added it.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Cainan'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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