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Cain warred in himself with anger, jealousy, and wrath. All of which are spiritual/emotional/metaphysical in nature and all of which we all fight or give in to even unto today.
Seriously as an artifact, I would say. A snapshot of what some people believed at that particular time and useful for putting history into context.
I don't know what to make of it, to take it as seriously as the Bible or not.
For more modern translations see the standard modern editions:
J. H. Charlesworth, ed. Old Testament Pseudepigrapha 2 Vols.
W. Schneemelcher, ed. New Testament Apocrypha 2 Vols.
Originally posted by yourboycal2
If Jesus christ is the son of God ,
Why do so many christians call out to jesus instead of to god ?
Wouldn't you worship god over his son ?
Jesus gets far more attention then god does. Why?
Why do some even confuse jesus as god ?
luke 19:27 = not your friend. nor gods son.
numbers 23 19
God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
Originally posted by SheeplFlavoredAgain
reply to post by jmdewey60
Oh thank you again. I do appreciate you pointing that out. I think working through inadequate translations, even of the Bible, has been a lot of my battle.
It seems my butting in might have caused the discussion to derail.
Another illusion, where some people are a little antagonistic but it is not you, and I kind of have a feel for that, being a sort of veteran of this type of discussion.
I'm apparently missing a communication chip to enable me to engage in non offensive discussion with my fellow humans so I'll drop out of the attempt for now.