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Bible Names N-Z: Tubal-cain


Tubal-cain in Easton's Bible Dictionary the son of Lamech and Zillah, "an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron" (Gen. 4:22; R.V., "the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron").

Tubal-cain in Hitchcock's Bible Names worldly possession; possessed of confusion

Tubal-cain in Naves Topical Bible -The inventor of edge tools Ge 4:22

Tubal-cain in Smiths Bible Dictionary the son of Lamech the Cainite by his wife Zillah, Ge 4:22 (B.C. about 3000.) He is called "a furbisher of every cutting instrument of copper and iron."

Tubal-cain in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE tu'-bal-kan (tubhal qayin): One of the sons of Lamech (Gen 4:22). He is a brother of Jabal and Jubal, who appear to have been the founders of several industries and articles The text (loTesh kol choresh nechosheth u-bharzel) has been the cause of endless dispute. Holzinger and Gunkel hold that laTash was a marginal gloss to charash, and that, as in Gen 4:20 and 21, there stood before kal originally hu hayah 'abhi. This would make Tubal-cain the founder of the metal industry, and place him in a class similar to that of his brothers. The Septuagint, however, has no equivalent of qayin. This omission leads Dillmann, Wellhausen, and others to the position that "Tubal" originally stood alone, and qayin, being a later addition, was translated "smith." Many commentators identify Tubal with the Assyrian Tubal, a people living Southwest of the Black Sea; in later times they were called "Tibareni" (Ezek 27:13). Tubal may be the eponymous ancestor of these people, whose principal industry seems to have been the manufacture of vessels of bronze and iron. Horace J. Wolf

Tubal-cain in Wikipedia Tubalcain is a character mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in Genesis 4:22 . He was a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Zillah, and the brother of Naamah...

Tubal-cain Scripture - Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain [was] Naamah.

Tubalcain in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Son of the Cainite Lamech by Zillah (Genesis 4:22), "a whetter of every cutting instrument in bronze and iron." Flint, wood, and bone were probably before this used for implements of husbandry, arts, and war; so uncivilized nations now. (See CIVILIZATION.) Nations degenerating into barbarism fall back on a flint age, then progress to bronze (in S. America gold) and iron successively. The Scythian race, Tubal, being coppersmiths (Ezekiel 27:13), seem related to the name. "Vulcan" may come from it. The Arabic kain is "a smith." (See TUBAL.)

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