Originally posted by Snakedoctorjw
reply to post by tinfoilman
Im pretty sure the poster was referring to this verse and not the one you talked about!
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in
the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me
Particularly this part of the post " that every one that findeth me shall slay me"
Who were they, Those which will slay him? If it was just Adam and Eve and Cain and Able(Dec.)
The people that wanted to slay him were just descendants of Adam and Eve. The story actually gives us evidence of this if we pay close attention.
First of all the Hebrew word for Nod means to wander. There is no place named Nod. You would call it the land of wandering. Cain just wandered east of
Eden and then setup a city over time. Before that he was just wandering like a nomad. From what we know it was a small city and he named the city
after his son Enoch.
This is evidence right here that there probably wasn't anyone else in Nod. If there were, why wasn't there a city already built? And how come the
people that were there didn't get upset that Cain named the city after his son? Imagine if someone just came strolling into your town and just renamed
it after their son? That would be kinda odd now wouldn't it?
Also, the story gives us more clues when Cain says, "and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth." What's a fugitive? Does a fugitive run
TOWARDS or AWAY from the people trying to kill him? We're to believe he's a fugitive from the people in Nod trying to kill him, so the first thing he
does is GOES TO NOD? Not very likely.
If there were a bunch of random people in Nod that didn't know Cain why would they even want to slay him? That makes no sense either. They wouldn't
even know about Abel. Why would he tell the people in Nod about the situation? Now we have to imagine that Cain is a murderer but incapable of lying
and keeping his mouth shut? That the first thing he does as a fugitive in Nod is walk in and tell everyone he killed his brother and he's on the lamb?
That makes no sense. The story just keeps getting more unbelievable.
Imagine if some dude just walked into your city knowing that everyone in it wants to kill him, but instead says hey guys, I'm a fugitive. I killed my
brother and I'm running away from my parents. Is it cool if we build a city here and name it after my son? Really? That story makes sense? Nope, that
doesn't make any sense. The only way that would of worked is if the town wasn't already there.
Also notice Cain says anyone who FINDS me. Not anyone he meets. This is a clue that tells us people would be looking for him. How would people from
Nod even know to be looking for him? But the descendants of Adam and Eve would be chasing a fugitive. And any of them that found him would kill him as
revenge for killing Abel. They're the ones that would be upset about it.
Also, it says this is aprox 130 years after Adam and Eve were created. In this time other people would have been born, including Cain's wife. It also
doesn't say Cain was the first person ever to go to Nod. Even if other people were in Nod it is more likely they're just people that left Eden before
he did. This explains why they would want to kill him. They were also descendants of Adam and Eve that just happened to start wandering their
But that's not likely. As I said, it's not logical as a fugitive to move to a place where everyone wants to kill you, set up a city, name it after
your son, and then make all the people that want to kill you live in it. More than likely what he was afraid of is the people chasing after him from
Eden. Not anyone in Nod.
edit on 26-5-2012 by tinfoilman because: (no reason given)
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