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Cainan (Hebrew: קינן, Qēnān; Greek: Καϊνάμ, Kaïnam; "possession, metalsmith," or more likely "Name means::sorrow, dirge, elegy"[1]) (Born::Tammuz 325 AM-Died::Tammuz 1235 AM) was the son of son of::Enos and the father of father of::Mahalaleel. He was born when Enos was 90 years old, in 325 AM.[2]

Cainan had a son, Mahalaleel, at age 70 (395 AM),[3] and died at the age of Life span::910 years old, in 1235 AM[4]

"And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel: And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died." - Genesis 5:12-14

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  1. Missler, Chuck. "Meaning of the Names in Genesis 5." Koinonia House Online. Accessed December 25, 2007.
  2. James Ussher, The Annals of the World, Larry Pierce, ed., Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2003 (ISBN 0890513600), pgh. 15
  3. Ussher, op. cit., pgh. 16
  4. Ussher, op. cit., pgh. 26