- One of the groups in Canaan before the Israelite occupation (Gen. 15:19), to which Moses' wife's father belonged (Judg. 1:16). It has been suggested that the worship of Yahweh came to Israel from the Kenites. An association of Kenites with Israel is suggested by Saul's friendly dealings with them (1 Sam. 15:6) and the presents sent to them by David (1 Sam. 30:29). This relationship continued after the Exile (Neh. 3:14), when a Rechabite repaired a gate; the Rechabites (Jer. 35) were Kenites (1 Chron. 2:55).
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Kenites — • A tribe or family often mentioned in the Old Testament, personified as Qayin from which the nomen gentilicium Qeni is derived Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Kenites — Smiths, the name of a tribe inhabiting the desert lying between southern Palestine and the mountains of Sinai. Jethro was of this tribe (Judg. 1:16). He is called a Midianite (Num. 10:29), and hence it is concluded that the Midianites and the… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
Kenites — A tribe of nomadic smiths in biblical times living in Judah who appear on a map in at least one book in circulation. They are, however, unrelated to the Romany Gypsies … Historical dictionary of the Gypsies
Kenite — Kenites or Cinites ( /ˈkiːn … Wikipedia
KENITE — (Heb. קֵינִי), a large group of nomadic clans engaged chiefly in metal working. The root qyn has the same meaning in cognate Semitic languages, e.g., in Arabic qayna, tinsmith, craftsman ; in Syriac and Aramaic qyn h, qyny, metalsmith. In the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
RECHABITES — (Heb. בְּנֵי הָרֵכָבִים), a small religious sect first identified as such in Jeremiah 35 in an incident dated in the reign of jehoiakim , but tracing their descent to Jonadab son of Rechab, who was a contemporary of jehu (II Kings 10:15–17 where… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Kenite — ▪ ancient people member of a tribe of itinerant metalsmiths related to the Midianites and the Israelites who plied their trade while traveling in the region of the Arabah (the desert rift valley extending from the Sea of Galilee to the Gulf … Universalium
AMALEKITES — (Heb.עֲמָלֵק), people of the Negev and the adjoining desert, a hereditary enemy of Israel from wilderness times to the early monarchy (Exod. 17:8–16; Judg. 3:13; 6:3; 10:12; I Sam. 14:48; ch. 15; ch. 30). Amalek, a son of Esau s son Eliphaz (Gen … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Rechabite — Rechabites the descendants of Rechab through Jonadab or Jehonadab. They belonged to the Kenites, who accompanied the children of Israel into the holy land, and dwelt among them. Moses married a Kenite wife, [Judges 1:16] and Jael was the wife of… … Wikipedia
Rechabites — Réchabites Les réchabites sont une secte juive fondée, sous le règne de Jéhu, par Jonadab (ou Jehonadab), fils de Réchab. Ils appartenaient aux Kénites, qui accompagnèrent les fils d Israël en Palestine, et se fixèrent parmi eux. Moïse épousa une … Wikipédia en Français