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Where Did Cain Find Their Wife?

? “If Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel, where did Cain’s spouse originate from?” Although this is expected being a trick question by Bible skeptics, the Bible does offer enough information to provide an effective solution.

Genesis chapters 3 and 4 current the information that is following (1) Eve ended up being “the mom of everybody living.” (2) Time elapsed between your delivery of Cain and their providing the sacrifice which was rejected by Jesus. (3) After their banishment to be “a wanderer and a fugitive,” Cain stressed that ‘anyone finding him’ might attempt to destroy him. (4) God set a sign up to protect Cain, indicating that either his siblings or other loved ones might you will need to destroy him. (5) “Afterward,” Cain had sex together with his spouse in “the land of Fugitiveness.”?—Genesis 3:20; 4:3, 12, 14-17.

Through the above, we could rightly conclude that Cain’s spouse had been a descendant of Eve created for an unknown date. Genesis 5:4 acknowledges that during their 930 many years of life, Adam “became father to sons and daughters.” Needless to say, the Bible doesn’t specify that Cain’s wife had been Eve’s child. Certainly, the fact she actually is mentioned after Cain’s banishment suggests that plenty of time had passed away that she may even have now been certainly one of Adam and Eve’s granddaughters. Ergo, The Amplified Old Testament defines Cain’s spouse merely as “one of Adam’s offspring.”

Nineteenth-century Bible commentator Adam Clarke speculated that God’s developing an indication due to Cain’s fear came to exist because a few generations of Adam’s descendants currently existed?—enough “to discovered several villages.”

That Cain married his sis or even a descendant that is later female of through the wedding of Adam’s sons or daughters is seen by some communities today as unthinkable. (más…)

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