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Cain

(kān), in the Bible, eldest son of Adam and Eve, a tiller of the soil. In jealousy he killed his brother Abel and became a fugitive.

Cain

 

according to the biblical myth, the oldest son of Adam and Eve, a farmer.

Out of envy Cain killed his brother Abel, a “shepherd of sheep,” because Abel’s offerings were accepted by the god Yah-weh, whereas Cain’s were rejected. God cursed him for the murder of his brother and marked him with a special sign (the “mark of Cain”). The legend of Cain also entered Islam (Kabil and Khabil). In the myth about Cain’s murder of Abel many investigators see a mythologized reflection of the struggle between agricultural and livestock-raising ethnic groups.

Cain

cast out from homeland for murdering Abel. [O.T.: Genesis 4:12]

Cain

cursed by God for murdering Abel. [O. T.: Genesis 4:11]
See: Curse

Cain

jealous, slays Abel. [O.T.: Genesis 4:8]
See: Murder

Cain

punished by God to life of vagrancy. [O.T.: Genesis 4:12]
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