Cainan or Kenan - biblical character disambiguation

Notable Individuals[]

Cainan could refer to the following people.

  1. Kenan (AKA: Qenan, Kainan or Cainan) 4th Genesis Patriarch as living before the Great Flood. He is also mentioned in the Genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:36-37. Additionally, Kenan is also mentioned in Islam in the various collections of tales of the pre-Islamic prophets, which honor him in an identical manner.
  2. Canaan ben Ham - Grandson of Noah who is sorely cursed (Gen. 9:18-27).
  3. Another, postdiluvian Cainan is mentioned in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Book of Genesis, in the Book of Jubilees and in the Genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3.


  1. Land of Cainan