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