Cain (Kayn; Heb., “metalworker,” although Gen. 4:1 connects it with a verb meaning “to acquire” or “to create”)

1 Adam and Eve’s first son, a farmer whose offering God rejected in favor of the firstlings brought by his brother, Abel. Angered, Cain killed Abel and, as a punishment, Cain was condemned to a life of wandering. God placed a mark on Cain to warn would-be attackers that he remained under God’s protection (Gen 4). 2 A city in Judah (Josh 15:57).

Gen 4

Cain Murders Abel
1Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a man with the help of the Lord.”2Next she bore his ... View more

Josh 15:57

57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten towns with their villages.

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