According to the bible, who was Cain's wife if Adam and Eve had only two sons?
That's one of the problems with the Bible... not very logical is it?
Jesus and the Jews were descended from Seth while Cain was sent packing. We don't really know what happened to him.
You should be asking who Seth was bonking. Just one of those things that proves the Bible is a bit ridiculous much of the time.
Maybe it was family affair and Eve took on all comers and eventually produced a daughter for Seth to play with, so to speak.
His Sister - Adam and Eve had more kids just none with more a facinating story than Cain and Abel....
Oh - Butch News - you gonna get stung with negative points for that....
I'm glad you said it and not I!
If you consider the story and the Christian worldview, then you can see there are some other factors you need to highlight before you jump to conclusions.
First, the account speaks of Cain and Abel but does not report there are no other sons and daughters. Adam lived to be some 900 years, Gen 5:5, it would be funny if Cain and Abel were the only two kids Adam and Eve had.
Second, considering, within the biblical rhetoric, these men and women were living 700-900 years and they were consistently having children. It would not be a stretch to say there were eventually women and men available to marry and such within a few generations.
Two objections and answers: Wouldn't there necessarily be incest to carry on generations from two people? Well incest wasn't declared wrong and because the genetic make-up of Adam and Eve was prepared by God perfectly, then mutations and such things would not develop for a while. (While variation would still!)
Second: People do not live that long! Well, without writing a book, the world was different prior to the flood that would account for longer life-spans, larger animals and even larger people. I am more than willing to take on the so-called science of the Evolution religion.
So the whole account isn't ridiculous if you consider the truthfulness of the scripture. Perhaps removing the anachronistic viewpoint you take concerning your world experience and reading critical would help some of you keep from saying ignorant things like, "not very logical is it?"
If you read genesis (King James version) carefully you will find that Eve was actually Adam's second wife - this is also unexplained.
Then there are the daughters (plural) of men (plural) who the sons (plural) of god (? angels perhaps) were attracted to - who these characters are and how they came to exist is also left unexplained.
There is also the phrase, '...there were giants (plural) in the land in those days...' - again, with no explanation.
The bible is riddled with these inconsistences; so much so that if it were presented as evidence in a court of law it would be ripped to shreds by any lawyer worthy of the title.
Which begs the question - why are people asked to swear on the bible in a court of law?
This is where you need to come to your effin' senses and get a grip upon what we call, "reality." The Bible deals not with fact, but rather, with the elusiveness of TRUTH. If you do not know what an allegory or an archetype is, then go back to school. Write letters to your high school, and let them know how miserably they failed you.
So the bible i.e King James version and whatever other versions make this issue confusing yet, forces us to assume that there were more children and incest was practiced. Great! Then, perhaps we need to refer to some other scriptural text for these missing information or for clarification.
Seems many are confused with the question, but if you understand, this one thing, it becomes simple.
Adam and Eve were eternal at one time, and had thousands of children. Adam and Eve had been blessed to be fruitful and multiply which is exactly what had been going on
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.......
Cain and Able were only mentioned after Adam and Eve were banished from the garden and lost eternal life. Cain and Able were highlighted because of the murder that took place.
The people in the land of Nod were all offspring of Adam and Eve
If you notice the age Adam lived to, then it was possible to populate the earth in huge numbers.
So was it incest before the sin?? no because its the same with all earth creatures it was the only way creatures could multiply in the pure form before the sin entered the world, hence animals also carried a blessing prior to the fall of man
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Its only incest after the fall of man.
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