Cain and His Offering

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

The biblical narrative of Cain and Abel is well known among students of the Bible and continues to captivate the imagination of those who seek to understand the issues related to the story of these two brothers, a story that involves mystery, murder, and the issue of personal responsibility.

Although the story of Cain and Abel has been the subject of many books, articles, and movies, some of the details in the story have defied explanation and as result, the story has given rise to many popular interpretations that may not reflect a correct understanding of the story.

The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 begins with the narrative detailing the birth of the two brothers. After Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden in Eden, Eve gave birth to two sons.

When Eve conceived Cain, she said: “I have acquired a man with the help of…

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