Hence we find them taking part with Ammonites and Midianites (Judg.
16), and the variant tradition would seem to show that the Kenites were only a branch of the Midianites (see Jethro, Midian).
The Priestly Code 3 has a different story to Balaam, in which he advises the Midianites how they may bring disaster on Israel by seducing the people Quoted Neh.
But the genealogical relations were rather with the Edomites, Midianites and other peoples of North Arabia and the eastern desert than with Egypt proper, and this is indicated by the expressions that "they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is east of Egypt, and he settled to the eastward of his brethren" (see MIZRAIM).
17), and although it shares with Zebulun and Naphtali in Gideon's defeat of the Midianites (Judg.