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Eth. KENITES (Eth. Κιναῖοι, LXX.), a semi-nomad tribe of Midianites, dwelling among the Amalekites. (Gen. 15.19; Num. 24.21; 1 Sam. 15.6.) Hobab (Jethro), the father-in-law of Moses, and Heber, the husband of Jael, who slew Sisera (Judg. 1.16, 4.11), belonged to this race. The Rechabites are mentioned, with other families, as belonging to the Kenites. (1 Chron. 2.55; Jer. 35.2 ; Winer, s.v. Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. xv. pp. 135--138; Ewald, Gesch. des Volkes Israel. vol. i. p. 337, vol. ii. p. 31.)


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