Kain (Kayn)

1 An alternate name for the clan called Kenites (Num 24:22). 2 A city of Judah (Josh 15:57), whose location may be modern Khirbet Yaqin, about seven miles southeast of Hebron, traditionally viewed as a Kenite city. Arab tradition associates it with Abraham’s seeing Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed (Gen 19:24-28).

Num 24:22

22yet Kain is destined for burning.
How long shall Asshur take you away captive?”

Josh 15:57

57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten towns with their villages.

Gen 19:24-28

24Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven;25and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabit ... View more

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