son of Adam and Eve, Cain murdered his brother Abel.
Cain brought an offering
from the field
14th cent. B.C.
The elder son of
Adam and Eve, Cain was a farmer and his brother Abel a shepherd. When they brought their offerings to the
Lord, Abel's offering was accepted but Cain's was not. In anger Cain killed
his brother. God asked Cain where Abel was, but Cain denied knowing
Abel's whereabouts, saying "Am I my brother's keeper?" God replied
that Abel's blood cried out from the ground against Cain, and God condemned
Cain's deed. Yet God allowed him to live, placing a special mark on his
head so that no one would kill him as he wandered the earth.
4:1-16 - Murders Abel