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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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Cain, who was in the process of "reassessing" his candidacy in the wake of series of sexual assault allegations, is scheduled to address supporters at the opening of his Georgia state headquarters today.
WASHINGTON: A defiant Herman Cain declared he would not end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the face of allegations of sexual harassment and called his latest accuser a tool of the "Democrat machine" in America.
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