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  • . Who did Cain marry, since there were only three people, Adam, Cain and Eve?

    The Bible recorded that Adam and Eve were the first people on earth, they also gave birth to Cain and Abel, and Cain killed Abel. Who did Cain marry, since there were only three people as of then, Adam, Cain and Abel?

    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    You mean Adam, Cain, and Eve, Abel was dead after Cain killed him.

    Genesis 4 NIV

    “ 16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

    17 Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech. “

    Cain went to the land of Nod. Lands were usually named after the person who settled it. God left us evidence that there were creatures that walked upright before He created Adam. These were not humans because they had no spirit. God breathed the breath of life into Adam. That was not air; air does not bring life, it only sustains life that is already there. You can not dig up a dead person and give them mouth to mouth to bring them back to life. The spirit of God brings eternal life, or real life. God breathed the spirit into Adam. Air would not make an animal into a man, but the spirit of God would.

    Cain could have traveled to a land where these creatures, that walked upright and looked like men, were living. There is DNA evidence yet today that some humans mixed with neanderthals.

    Cain built a city. Small settlements were not called cities. A city usually had a wall, with a gate, surrounding it. One man could not build such a place. But one human could supervise a number of animals that looked like humans to build a city. A human would be far superior to these animals that looked like men because men have spirits and these animals did not.

    It took me some time to admit this possibility. The passage below made me consider this. Also it was God who left the fossil record, not men:

    Genesis 2 NIV

    “ 7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

    Notice that the Lord formed the man from the dust first and then breathed the spirit into him. Before the God breathed the spirit into him, he was not a man, but an animal.

    Genesis 1 NIV

    “24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. “

    “26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness “

    Notice God says He made man. The same word He used for the animals.

    BUT then God said this:

    “So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them. “

    Now made and created are different words with different meanings. God always has a reason for every word He uses. First God made man and then He created man by breathing the spirit into him. The earth produced a living being with no spirit but it looked like God, or was in His image. Like a photo looks like you, but it is not you.

    Then God breathed the breath of life into one of those creatures and that was Adam.

    Psalm 19 (NIV)

    “ For the director of music. A psalm of David.

    1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
    3 They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
    4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world. “

    Now if the heavens declare the glory of God so does all of His creation. The earth declares the glory of God. God left us the fossil record and His creation is not evil, but good.

    The fossil record reveals that creatures that walked upright walked the earth before man did. Cain could have went to live with them. This may be one of the reasons that the earth became so evil that God destroyed it with a flood.
    Last edited by Lou Newton; December 29, 2019, 04:05 PM.