posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by autowrench
TextSo where did the wife come from? Some say Cain married his sister, but it seems to me that after Cain left for the Land of Nod, there were already
many people there, in fact, a whole civilization. I call these "The Other People." Those who were not made from Dust, but were created by something
other than the biblical God. "Let Us Create Man" comes to mind here.
That baffles me too. I'm quite old & going on ninety and can't remember everything as I should but bear with me. I think all of us old geezers are
about the same. I'm not Jewish but some years ago I sat under a rabbi to find out more of what he believed than anything else. The rabbi taught me
a story about Cain and Able which is not in the Hebrew bible. I'm paraphrasing this so hope he forgives me if he is reading this. The story goes
like this. The Adam's family lived east of Gan Eden after they lost the right to live in the garden. Some say that they were cave dwellers because
they did not hunt or spill any blood at this time. The bible says that the clothes they wore were fashioned by God.
Cain was born with a twin sister and Able was born with a twin sister and as they approached the age of procreation Cain wanted to procreate with his
twin sister. Adam objected to this and wanted Cain to mate with Able's twin sister and Able to mate with Cain's twin sister. Able also agreed with
Adam, thus the entire family was at odds with one another over this. Adam decided to let God settle the matter. Both boys were to bring an offering
to the alter of God and the offer that God would consume would be the wish of that boy. As it turned out, God choose Able's offering over that of
This led to the murder of Able by Cain. Cain did not realize what murder actually was because death was not realized at this time. So in effect
there was not a law against spilling the blood of creation. That is why Cain was not punished but was protected from others spilling his blood. The
bible says that a mark was put upon Cain to protect him. Not punish him. There is an evil Yeezer in all creation and this was in the form of anger
and jealousy with Cain. Now remember I said Cain was protected from others spilling his blood. Who were these "others?" It appears that it would
not have been mom or pop or the sisters. So who could it have been?
Gen 4:15 And the LORD said unto him: 'Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.' And the LORD set a sign for
Cain, lest any finding him should smite him.
Gen 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Gen 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch; and he builded a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son
According to the Hebrew bible the family was already living east of Gan Eden after being expelled from Gan Eden. It is inferred that there were no
other children at this time and that Cain was expelled to a land called Nod which was also east of the Gan Eden where he settled and had a family. I
understand that his mate could have been Able's sister and here is the rest of the story. Time marches on and on and on. Cain settled far apart
from mom & dad and had children and grand children and great grandchildren. Meanwhile Adam & Eve had another son called Seth. Seth was in effect a
replacement of Able as he grew up his brother had lots of clan members in a area which was named Nod and a city that he named Enoch.
So in effect it was not just that Cain was sent to a place already known as Nod but that it developed into a place called Nod and a city named after
his son. This could have taken many years. According to the Jewish Time Line Encyclopedia Cain (Kayin) slew his brother in 3720 bce at the age of 41
and was himself slain in 2105 bce. This would have shown him to have lived into the year of the flood of Noah which was in 2105 bce. In other
words Cain lived about 1656 years. I did a second research on that some years ago because I thought it might have been a mistake but that is what the
Jewish historians do claim.
So maybe that can help you understand just who these "other people" are. If Cain did live over 1600 years then that could explain this land called
Nod and the other people. I can't really understand the Creator in many ways by letting a killer live over 1600 and his pop living only 900 years
but that's just me. Anyways folks, hope that this helps with the other people in Nod.