I am not trying to convince you, that's not my Job.
Besides,your acceptance or rejection of a truth doesn't invalidate or authenticate truth.
Truth is truth whether you accept it or not
According to the Bible ,God made Adam and Eve. And they gave birth to two sons called "Cain and Abel".
We don't know for sure but according to an article I read in a Jewish newsletter,Adam had 33 boys & 23 girls.
I don't know if that number is accurate (I honestly don't think it is), but I do know Adam must have had at least 20 children.
Because God didn't need to.
The purpose of the Bible is not to prove the existence of God. A lot of Christians still don't understand this.
The purpose of the Bible is to credit or discredit science.
The purpose of the Bible is to show the fall of man,his need for a saviour and God's redemptive plan for mankind. Simple.
That's why God used just two chapters( Gen 1 and 2) to talk about the story of The creation but 50 chapters to narrate the story of Joseph.
Why? Because the latter points more to the purpose of the Bible
PROLEPSIS is a figure of speech that speaks of a future event as though it has already happened.
It is the representation of a thing as existing before it actually does or.
Read the above definition again.
E:g - As soon As he walked into the room,he was a dead man.
Did he enter the room as a dead man? No.
However, that is not the case – Mary did not perform those
So, in order to be “technically correct”, the passage could read: “Mary is the one who would anoint the Lord, and would wipe his feet, three
He "knew "his wife there. Biblically way of saying they had sexual intercourse in NOD.
Which means Cain married/met his wife before he went to NOD.
...Cain and Abel weren't the only ones in the earth when he killed his brother!!!
That's why there is no other place where the word NOD was mentioned again in the Bible.
Every where Cain went could be called the "Land of the wanderer ". Because that's what he was doing.
He is not going to an actual place called "wandering ".
"And Cain took his wife away from the other members of his family to the east side of Eden, which he later named after his first child - Enoch".
How? Because he wandered. That must have taken tens or hundreds of years (and all these while his siblings were procreating).
The Bible shortened time events.
The length of time between events is not always properly represented in the Way the story is narrated in the Bible.
The story of Cain is one of such.
We weren't told in the Bible, but I can give a Good guess : his sister or (most likely) one of his nieces.
Not at that time. There was no law, so there was no sin.
Since no law was given to them, it was not wrong for them to marry their own siblings.
The law against intermarriage was not recognized until the Law came.
I hope it's clear now,if it isn't, ask questions.
And forgive my typos,I did this thread in a hurry