Skip to main content

Metaphysical meaning of Kenizzite (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Kenizzite (mbd)
Kenizzite (in A. V., Genesis 15:19, Kenizzites; Numbers 32:12, Kenezite), ken'-iz-zite (fr. Heb.)--of or belonging to Kenaz; centralized strength; possessor; spear thrower; lancer; archer; hunter; loin; side; flank.

A Canaanitish tribe (Gen. 15:19). The Kenizzites are thought to have been a tribe that descended from Kenaz, grandson of Esau. Persons from this tribe became closely associated with the Israelites by marriage, and we find Jephunneh, the father of Caleb of the Israelitish tribe of Judah, called a Kenizzite (Num. 32:12). One of his sons and one of his descendants through Caleb are named Kenaz.

Meta. A thought springing from and belonging to that in consciousness which Kenaz represents. (See KENAZ.)

Preceding Entry: Kenites
Following Entry: Keren-happuch