Genealogy – Taking a Second Look at “Kin”


Canaan (Kenaan in Hebrew, pronounced Ka-nan/Kan-yan) was the land of milk and honey for the ancient Israelites. It was promised to “them” through biblical prophecy. The English dictionary defines “ken” as a verb meaning “to recognize, discern or admit.” “Ken” also refers to “Scots Law” meaning “to recognize as heir” and “kin” means “race, people, clan, tribe or group of people having the same ancestry,” making one wonder if “ken/kin” is associated with the promised land of Kenaan and the ancient tribe of Israel, those of who belong, or were “admitted” or “recognized” were “kin.” In Hebrew, to say “yes,” is to say, “ken.”

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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