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  • FTTOJ on Genesis 4
    Who did Cain marry? What was the mark? Did God have to shed blood to cover Adam and Eve's disobedience?
  • The Tree of Life - in Reply on Genesis 4
    Genesis 3:21

    "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them."

    In order to make clothing for Adam and Eve, God had to kill an animal, shed it's blood; to make clothes for them.

    Because they sinned, their spiritual connection to God was severed. They were flesh and soul. The were prevented from eating of the TREE OF LIFE. If they had, they would've lived eternally in sin.

    We see that the TREE OF LIFE was moved to heaven, in the Book of Revelation.

    Mankind has lived throughout history, with the knowledge of good and evil; or sin, and separation from God.

    Revelation 2:7

    He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of TREE OF LIFE, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

    Revelation 22:2

    In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the TREE OF LIFE, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

    Revelation 22:14

    Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the TREE OF LIFE, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

    In Revelation, the tree of life represents the restoration of the life-giving presence of God. Restored access to the tree of life was made possible by "the second Adam" ( 1 Corinthians 15:44-49), Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of all humanity.
  • CAINS GENEALOGY - in Reply on Genesis 4
    Cain Genealogy

    Genesis gives Adam and Eve three children, named Cain, Abel and Seth.

    A genealogy tracing the descendants of Cain is given in Genesis 4, while the line from Seth down to Noah appears in Genesis 5.

    Jesus came through Seths bloodline.
  • Efrain solis - in Reply on Genesis 4
    If cain and abel were adam and eve first two born of eve. Where did or who these people came from. When cain found a wife in nod.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Genesis 4
    Hi Afrain.

    The scripture doesn't say Cain got his wife from Nod. it says he dwelt in Nod and new his wife, nor does it gives the age of Cain and Abel, We know they had produce and animals and most likely families, And Adam and Eve was asked to multiply the Earth, So of course they had daughters, They could have been hundreds of years old and there could have had Thousands on the Earth from Adam and Eves offspring. I believe Cain had his already had a wife before he went to Nod, Either a sister or a niece.

    Genesis 4:16-17.

    ( And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

    And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, )

    and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

    Why would God tell Adam and Eve to replenish the earth if it's already populated?

    I hope this helps

    God bless.
  • Wher Did Cain Find His Wife - in Reply on Genesis 4
    Genesis 5

    3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

    4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he (Adam) begat sons and daughters:

    As was nothing in Genesis 4 that requires that Cain met people in the land and married into their clans.

    We don't know if Cain and Abel had any other siblings at the time of Abel's murder, but we do know from Genesis 5:4, that Adam and Even had other sons and daughters.

    It is not at all unreasonable to think that as the population of the world increased they spread out from around Eden into other lands. (NOD). All the members of the first generation would have married siblings or children of siblings. The genetic mutations we are concerned about now would not have been a problem, only after generations would mutations have crept into the gene pool and the danger of close intermarriage (consanguinity) come into being. In the first generations after Adam and Eve, human population would only have increased by FAMILIAL intermarriage.

    Mishael comment: the gene pool was so new and strong, that (incest) was able to withstand genetic weaknesses and disease that it causes in our present time.

    In fact, it is not until the book of LEVITICUS that we find it forbidden to marry siblings, half sibling and in laws.

    Where did Cain find a wife? In the gap between Cain's banishment and Cain's marriage, ( Genesis 5:4). Adam and Eve had more children, probably many more children. We don't know how much TIME PASSED before Cain took a wife, but it's possible that Adam and Eve's children married and had children.

    Cain probably married a sister, or maybe a niece. His wife came from the only available population of humans: the descendants of his parents Adam and Eve.

    Mishael



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