possession; smith. (1.) The fourth antediluvian patriarch, the
eldest son of Enos. He was 70 years old at the birth of his
eldest son Mahalaleel, after which he lived 840 years (Gen.
5:9-14), and was 910 years old when he died. He is also called
Kenan (1 Chr. 1:2).
(2.) The son of Arphaxad (Luke 3:36). He is nowhere named in
the Old Testament. He is usually called the "second Cainan."
Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'cainan' Eastons Bible Dictionary". bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.