Kenizzite

Kenizzite
   1) The name of a tribe referred to in the covenant God made with Abraham (Gen. 15:19). They are not mentioned among the original inhabitants of Canaan (Ex. 3:8; Josh. 3:10), and probably they inhabited some part of Arabia, in the confines of Syria.
   2) A designation given to Caleb (R.V., Num. 32:12; A.V., Kenezite).

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