Cain and Abel were sons of Adam and Eve in the biblical Book of Genesis. Cain, the firstborn, tilled the soil, and his brother Abel was a shepherd. The brothers made sacrifices to God, each of his own produce, but God favoured Abel’s sacrifice instead of Cain’s. Cain murdered Abel. God punished Cain to a life of wandering but set a mark on him so that no man would kill him.
Cain then dwelt in the land of Nod, where he built a city and fathered the line of descendants beginning with Enoch. The narrative never explicitly states Cain’s motive (though it does describe him as being wrathful, and his motive is traditionally assumed to be envy), nor God’s reason for rejecting Cain’s sacrifice, nor details on the identity of Cain’s wife. Some traditional interpretations consider Cain to be the originator of evil, violence, or greed. According to Genesis, Cain was the first human born and Abel was the first to die.
REVERSE: Features a depiction of the illustration by Gustave Doré of Cain after he slew his brother, Abel.
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Included certificate of authenticity lists Genesis 4:1-11 (NLT) which states: The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain as his gift. This made Cain very angry. “Why are you so angry”, the Lord asked Cain. “You will be accepted in you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master”. One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.