Kenaz or Knaz - hunter - is the name of several persons in the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
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. קְנָז "Hunter", Standard Hebrew Knaz, Tiberian Hebrew
Tiberian Hebrew
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 Qənaz / Qənāz
  • A son of Eliphaz
    Eliphaz was the first-born son of Esau by his wife Adah. He had six sons, one of whom was Amalek, born to his concubine Timna, who was the ancestral enemy of the Israelite people ....

     and a grandson of Esau
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    . He was an Edom
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    ite leader. (Genesis 36:11, 15, 42). He may have been the ancestor of the Kenezites.
  • Caleb
    Caleb is a male given name. A character called Caleb is named in both the Bible and Quran.-Caleb:When the Hebrews came to the outskirts of Canaan, the land that had been promised to them by God, after having fled slavery in Egypt, Moses sent twelve spies into Canaan to report on what was...

    's younger brother, and father of Othniel (Josh. 15:17; Judg. 1:13; 1 Chr. 4:13), whose Judahite family was of importance in Israel down to the time of David
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     (1 Chr. 27:15). Nothing more is said of Kenaz in the Hebrew Bible, but Pseudo-Philo
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    (written c. AD 70) makes this Kenaz the first judge of Israel after Joshua, and includes several chapters of narrative about his supposed judgeship of 57 years.
  • Caleb's grandson. (1 Chr. 4:15)
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