Theology for the Masses

November 16, 2006

Kenites

Filed under: Apologetics,Problem of Evil — Henry Imler @ 12:05 am

I the other day, a student asked me about the Kenites. I don’t really remember much about them, so I looked into it a bit. Here is what I found out:

From what I can tell, from a biblical perspective, they were a group that lived outside the land of Canaan when the Israelites conquered the land. Supposedly their name is derived from the name of Cain, brother and murderer of Abel. They were supposed to be good metal workers, again like Cain was. A large portion of them, when presented with Israel’s religion decided to follow it and thus traveled to Canaan with the rest of the Israelites. That is pretty much the biblical account of them.

There is a group in Arkansas called the Shepard’s Chapel that says that the Kenites are Satan’s seed. They say that Satan had sexual relations with Eve and the offspring was Cain. They get this from a misreading of Gen. 3:15 where God is speaking to the serpent, “and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.” As such, they think that the Kenites are half human and half demonic! They think that the Kenites have sneaked back into Israel via a fake acceptance of the Israelite religion during the conquest of Canaan and were the ones that shouted “Crucify Him, Crucify Him” about Jesus. They think that Jesus refers to this seed of Satan in the parable of the sower.

Oddly enough, this same group thinks that Brittan and the United States are the real descendants of the ten lost tribes of Israel.

I think that the Shepard’ Chapel movement is indicative of the whole “Satan’s seed / Kenite” doctrine that other religious and political groups might hold. Some people think that there are still Kenites among the Jews, perverting them.

I do want you to know that this is not the majority view in Christianity. Most Christian groups think that the Satan seed doctrine is false. They point to Gen. 4:1 to refute the Satan seed doctrine: “Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a man-child with the help of the Lord.”

Sources:
http://www.carm.org/chapel/serpent_seed.htm
http://www.answers.com/topic/kenite
http://www.keyway.ca/htm2003/20031228.htm
http://www.carm.org/chapel/chapel_teach.htm
http://www.carm.org/chapel/shepherds_chapel.htm
http://www.shepherdschapel.com/answers.htm

Crazy, no?

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7 Comments »

  1. Perhaps you would care to explain 2:9 and 3:9 of Revelations…..since your so sure that God’s Word is definitely not speaking of kenites who infiltrated the Levitical priesthood and began calling themselves Jews “but do lie”…..Im sure youve studied the subject deeply enough to know exactly who those people are that Christ Himself speaks of to the only 2 churches which find favor in God’s eyes at the end of this earth age?
    Please enlighten us all with your scholarship on the subject.
    Dont worry I didnt expect a direct answer…..we both know you havnt the foggiest idea of who those verses are speaking of but Im guessing youll attempt to change the subject or beat around the bush instead of just admitting you have no clue.

    Comment by Abbzeq — May 13, 2007 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  2. Please also have a look at:
    http://www.biblestudysite.com ( http://64.71.51.38 )

    Comment by Spears — October 11, 2008 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  3. So most kenites I’ve heard are actors, musicians or metal workers. correct?

    Comment by watch TV on the internet — January 14, 2009 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

  4. the question is not being answered here they the kenites are the seed of satan which bible are you reading the devils version called revisionist writtings the satan knows the bible better than any human for eve was conned into haveing sex with satan and she beget his son caine for which denial is not a very good answer and why are these skinwalkers walking about the earth and taking or abducting people is the world govt involved with creatures who are reptoids who can change their shape and they hate humans of the adamic seed huh
    STOP WITH THE LIES YOU ARE ONE OF THE FALSE PROPHETS WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH DESTRUCTION OF THIS PLANET WITH YOUR MASSAH CAINE

    Comment by dracula against nwo — February 25, 2010 @ 11:41 pm | Reply

  5. Go on the internet or on YouTube and go to The Book of Enoch and read that and then go to The Book of Adam and Eve and be enlightened. If this is too much for you read Genesis Chapter 5 Verse 1 and see who Adam says His first child is and not Cain nor Abel’s then who’s children are they you might ask yourself? Then look at Genesis 6 who are the Sons of God, and the Daughters of Men? Satan had his hand in this from the very beginning and Satan will do all he can to deceive the world. Look at Giants that lived on the earth and I don’t mean dinasours. Enoch the Book of Giants. I hope your eyes will be open. The Bible says search the scriptures for the truth in All things. I hope you find truth.

    Comment by cheeselover2 — March 31, 2013 @ 3:13 am | Reply

  6. Everything, that Pastor Murray says about the kenites is true! We haven’t misinterpreted the verses. In fact it explains everthing leading to the new world order, secret societies, etc Its the beginning and explains how it ends with the beast and the new world order

    Comment by Debbie Morgan — April 4, 2013 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

  7. The hidden dynasties are approaching. They will be controlled by the one world system whose leader will be Satan. Satan certainly has offspring. They are called tares in Matthew 13.

    Comment by Porter — October 8, 2014 @ 11:26 pm | Reply


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