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

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Judg 1:16

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Judg 4:11

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Judg 1:16

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Judg 4:11

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Judg 17-22:11

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Judg 5:24-27

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1Sam 15:6

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1Sam 30:29

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Jer 35

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1Chr 2:55

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