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Icons of the Bible: Cain & Abel

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

Icons of the Bible: Cain & Abel
Icons of the Bible: Cain & Abel

The Icons of The Bible Series will go through all the people of the Bible in chronological order. I will attempt to provide you focused article and videos that will help you become more familiar with those whom God chose to tell us about in His Holy Scripture. - Andy

Icons of the Bible: Cain & Abel

"The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 tells much more about Cain than Abel. In fact, not one word is recorded from living Abel. But the author of Hebrews says that, “through [Abel’s] faith, though he died, he still speaks” (Hebrews 11:4). So what is dead Abel speaking to us?

It was dusk. Cain was working late. Not wanting to face his parents, he was trying to disguise his guilt-infused fear with a preoccupation with his crops. Then suddenly the unmistakable voice of the Lᴏʀᴅ sent a shock through his core: “Where is Abel, your brother?”

Cain had grown to loathe Abel. It had been building for years. No matter what, Abel always seemed to turn a situation to his advantage. Was there a conflict? Abel the Humble loved to be the first to reconcile. Did anyone need help? Abel the Servant loved to be the first to offer it. Was there an injury? Abel the Compassionate loved to be the first to comfort. Even when Cain showed greater endurance and ingenuity in his work, Abel could rob him of any satisfaction with a virtuoso performance of self-effacing virtue..." from the article: What Dead Abel Speaks to Us

The Book of Genesis Part 1

Video from BibleProject

"In Genesis, God makes a good world and installs humans as its rulers. Humanity rebels and ends up ruling the world in a destructive way, leading to violence, death, and the founding of the city of Babylon. God’s response is to set in motion a plan to rescue and bless the whole world through the family of Abraham." from video introduction.

Who did Adam's sons marry? And where did Cain get his wife?

Video from Truth in Genesis

"In this video I answer the two questions: Who did Adam's sons marry? And where did Cain get his wife? Knowing that the Word of God is true, we will use the Bible to answer these questions." from video introduction.

Genesis 5:4

The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters.

Adams sons married their sisters is the short answer. This was not an issue in this time in human history. No defects in human genetics at this time.

Biblical Reflections - The Story of Cain and Abel Part 1

Video from Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Biblical Reflections - Cain and Abel Part II

Video from Rabbi Moshe Bryski

"Rabbi Moshe Bryski is the director and spiritual leader of Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura Hills, CA. He also helped establish Chabad centers in neighboring Westlake Village, Calabasas, Oak Park, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks, all of which are under the Chabad of the Conejo umbrella. Rabbi Bryski is a gifted teacher and the Founder of the Conejo Jewish Academy, an adult Jewish education institution that attracts approximately 3,000 students each year to its many offerings.' from the website: Journey of the Soul

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