Cainan or Kenan (1Chronicle 1:2 KJV) is the eldest son of Enos. He was born when Enos was ninety years old (Genesis 5:9 KJV). Cainan came from the Hebrew word Kainan which means “their smith”.
Cainan, Father of Mahalaleel
Cainan was seventy when he begat Mahalaleel (Genesis 5:10 KJV). After Mahalaleel, Cainan begat other sons and daughters and lived for another eight hundred and forty years (Genesis5:13).
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Cainan was nine hundred and ten years old when he finally rested (Genesis 5:14 KJV). Cainan is found on the Biblical Timeline Chart beginning in 3769 BC to 2769 BC.
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6 thoughts on “Cainan: biblical figure, son of Enos”
Proud to be of and from the family of Cainan,Amen…*ll):->
Not me. Self worship is a Sin!
First off I think the chart is a great idea, especially for children and new Christians. However, I have noticed some errors in both the timeline online and the narratives.
Especially with Cainan. If Enos was born in 3769 BC and had Cainan when he was 90. Then Cainan should have been born in 3679 not 3769 as shown on both the online timeline and the narrative. The online time line and the narrative show that father and son were born the same year 3769 BC. Also there are several names that the online timeline and the narrative do not agree. Thought you might want to correct this.
Nice eye Herb and we have the update in the latest version. Thank you!
This chart has been truly amazing! The information is so in-depth and complete! One question is in regard to birth of Cainan: biblical figure, son of Enos according to Timeline Online printout is a typo. If Enos was born 3769 and was 90 years old when son Cainan was born then Cainan should show being born 3679BC. Just a typing error. Mahalaleel birth date appears correct for corrected date of birth for Cainan. Thank you so much for this outstanding tool! God Bless!
Correct in the latest version, thank you!