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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Biblical Spotlight: Cain & Abel

To continue my Biblical Spotlight edition of this blog, my next segment will be on Cain and Abel - the sons of Adam and Eve.

Let's start with the basics:
  • Cain was the first child of Adam and Eve, while Abel was the second.
  • Cain tended to the fields and had a "green thumb", while Abel tended to the flocks
  • Cain & Abel both offered up the best of their products and Abel's offering was shown to have more impact than Cain's.
  • Cain killed Abel out of anger
The Bible sums up this well-known story in 1 chapter - at the opposite extreme, Ms. Elliott takes the period from the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden until the death of Abel and wraps it up in 400ish pages.
Look for one more Biblical Spotlight this week as well as my review of the book this weekend. Understanding the back story of these characters makes a more fulfilling experience with the book.

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  1. If you're interested in this story, you should read East of Eden by John Steinbeck. A great adaptation.

  2. These are such interesting posts-lookimg forward to the next one:)


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