Who was Cain's wife?

I know a lot of people say that Cain's wife was his sister, but that is impossible. Why? Because if you know anything about Anthropology, you will know that in all primitive societies it is a general rule that brothers do NOT marry their sisters. The strictest of taboos are applied to this particular form of incest. Secondly, if you read the story carefully, Seth (the 3rd son) was not born until after Cain was banished, and thus after he spoke of EVERYONE in Genesis 4:14.

After Seth was born, Adam lived another 800 years, producing more sons and daughters. This obviously shows that there was Cain, Abel, Seth, and THEN other daughters and sons. Thus the explanation that Cain's wife was his sister cannot be correct, because females did not enter the population until after Seth, and by that time, Cain was already banished.

So who did Cain take for his wife?

You need to analysize the story of Eden. According to Scripture, what did God do? He planted a Garden in Eden. Note: the entire earth was NOT Eden, no, only a very small portion of the earth was Eden. What does the Bible say was outside of Eden? Desert and wilderness. And WHO lived in this wilderness? It was Australopithecus, Homo-Erectus, Neanderthal man, and Cro-Magnon man, who roamed the wilderness outside of Eden.

These creatures were very tall, broad-faced, had retreating foreheads (indicating a small brain - unlike humans today) with massive brow ridges, and their bodies were covered in very course dense hair. Note also that Cain was fearful to leave the place of his birth, because he knew there were other people out there who would kill him. Know don't you find this very strange considering that God marked him as the "first murderer?" And how did he know they would kill him? Because this type of very violent behaviour was typical throughout the species of Australopithecus, Homo-Erectus, Neanderthal man, and Cro-Magnon man.

So this is where Cain got his wife from. She was one of these very primitive "creatures" roaming the wilderness. As a result of this successive hybrid inbreeding over many generations, we get what we call the "other races." ie. Negroes, Orientals, Red Skins, etc.

My response is in Green:

That just shows the difference between your religion (Evolution) and mine (Christianity). There is no so called evidence of Evolution, you must take it by faith. I have to wonder from your discription of 'other races' what race you think Cain was? Was he white? Was he brown? I guess from what you say, you don't believe he was black, yellow or red. My point is that you have managed to be very racist by your very thought process. All mankind (red, yellow, black, brown and white) was created in the image of God.

I don't plan on arguing with you about evolution, but since you asked a couple of questions I will answer them. Cain did marry his sister and nothing you said changes that. For example you talk about the taboo of primitive societies against such practices. Do you understand why? Because of the horrible birth defects which would result. Now ask yourself this question, would that have been true with Cain? No, because the gene pool was pure at that point.

You claim that no daughters were born to Adam and Eve until after Seth was born, but that is not what the Bible says. We are not told about all the sons and daughters Adam and Eve had only those which are important to the story. Cain was important because he was the first born. Was Able the second? We don't know, he was important because Cain killed him. Seth was important because he took the place of Cain in the line of Christ. Silence about other sons and daughters until Seth does not mean there were none.

The fact that Cain was worried that if anyone found him they would kill him, supports the idea that they were all relatives. Cain killed their; brother, uncle, father, etc... so it would be natural for them to take revenge on him.

You seem to try to take parts of the Bible but yet don't believe most of it. The Bible says that God created everything. So believe it. The Bible says that sin came into the world through one man: Adam. Now if there were other people that would mean they were sinless, since they were not from Adam's line. Yet the Bible says we are all sinners.

(Romans 5:12 NIV) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned--

Either believe the Bible or reject it but don't try to take only part of it, it won't work.



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