Kenites

Kenites (Ken´its; Heb., “smith”)

An ethnic group listed among the pre-Israelite inhabitants of the land of Canaan (Gen 15:19). Moses’s father-in-law, Jethro, is identified in (Judg 1:16 and Judg 4:11) as a Kenite. Some Kenite families evidently accompanied the Israelites to the Plains of Moab (Judg 1:16). Jael, the slayer of Sisera, was a Kenite (Judg 4:11; Judg 17-22:11; Judg 5:24-27), and Saul later sought to separate the Kenites from the Amalekites, so as to spare them (1Sam 15:6). David, while living in Ziklag, sent gifts of spoil to some of the “cities of the Kenites” in southern Judah (1Sam 30:29). The tent-dwelling Rechabites (Jer 35) were evidently Kenites (1Chr 2:55).

Gen 15:19

19the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,

Judg 1:16

16The descendants of Hobab the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law, went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in ... View more

Judg 4:11

11Now Heber the Kenite had separated from the other Kenites, that is, the descendants of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had encamped as far away as Elon- ... View more

Judg 1:16

16The descendants of Hobab the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law, went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in ... View more

Judg 4:11

11Now Heber the Kenite had separated from the other Kenites, that is, the descendants of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had encamped as far away as Elon- ... View more

Judg 17-22:11

Micah and the Levite
1There was a man in the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Micah.2He said to his mother, “The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were ... View more

Judg 5:24-27

24“Most blessed of women be Jael,
the wife of Heber the Kenite,
of tent-dwelling women most blessed.25He asked water and she gave him milk,
she brought him curd ... View more

1Sam 15:6

6Saul said to the Kenites, “Go! Leave! Withdraw from among the Amalekites, or I will destroy you with them; for you showed kindness to all the people of Israel ... View more

1Sam 30:29

29in Racal, in the towns of the Jerahmeelites, in the towns of the Kenites,

Jer 35

The Rechabites Commended
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah:2Go to the house of the Rechabites, ... View more

1Chr 2:55

55The families also of the scribes that lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, fathe ... View more

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