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Genesis 4:9, If You Can’t Love Your Brother, How Can You Love Your Brethren?

The LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel, your brother?” He said, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9) Qayin (Cain) smites his brother Hevel (Abel), and then God interrogates Qayin with questions to which He certainly … Continue reading

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Genesis 4:8, Outside the Camp

After God shows Qayin (Cain) how to regain His favor, and warns him about the marriage-like entrapment with sin, we read about Qayin’s response: And Cain saith unto Abel his brother, ‘Let us go into the field;’ and it cometh … Continue reading

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Genesis 4:7, Sin Wants to Marry You

“But if you do not do good, sin rests against the gate. And toward you will be its attention, and you will rule among it.” (Genesis 4:7, my translation) This is a difficult passage, and while I apologize for any … Continue reading

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Genesis 4:3-7, There Was Nothing Wrong with Cain’s Offering…

As time passed, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ground. Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. The LORD respected Abel and his offering, but he didn’t … Continue reading

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Genesis 4:1-2, Cain and Abel’s Backstory

The man had relations with Eve his wife and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “I produced a man with Adonai.” Then she gave birth again, to his brother Abel. Abel became a shepherd of flocks … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:22-25, Answering Uncomfortable Questions

“The LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever—” Therefore the LORD … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:21,Yes, There is Hope for Us Yet

“Yahweh God made coats of skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:21, WEB) We’ve now come full circle from the start a theme beginning in Genesis 2:25: “The man and his wife were both naked, … Continue reading

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