The Story of Cain and Abel - An Analysis
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This paper describes the biblical account of Cain and Abel, further citing the actual text and other sources to clarify the world's first murder. The paper is written from a believing, religious perspective. First, the paper gives an overview of the story of Cain and Abel. Additionally, it poses questions about various aspects of the story, particularly the mark on Cain's head. Various quotes from the Bible are used to describe the narrative action, and some explanations for the actions of the major characters are given. The paper concludes by stating that the story of Cain and Abel illustrates the need for self control and further shows God's mercy. MLA style references are to be found in the footnotes.
From the Paper:"According to the book of Genesis in the Bible, Cain and Abel were the first two sons born to Adam and Eve after their fall or banishment from the Garden of Eden. When the first son was born, his mother Eve said: "I have gotten a man with Yahweh's help" (World English Bible, Genesis. 3:14-4.1)1. She named him Cain, and she later gave birth to another child whom she gave the name of Abel. The elder son, Cain, became a farmer, and Abel became a shepherd. Cain and Abel brought offerings of God as he revealed to them. These offerings were perceived as an atonement in the form of a sacrifice and apology for their parents' evil deed, the Original Sin. Following their God's instructions, Cain brought some his harvest and gave it as an offering to God, and his younger brother brought the first born of his flock, slaughtered it, and gave the best parts of it as an offer to God. Abel's offer pleased God because it was as he wanted it to be, and he accepted it whilst Cain's offer was rejected. As a result, Cain became furious and betrayed his igniting rage."
Sample of Sources Used:
- World English Bible. The New Testament: The Book of Genesis. King James Version. Rainbow Missions, 2008. Colorado, USA. Print. Chapter 3:14, verse 4:1
- The Book of Hebrews. Chapter 11:7, verse 11:4
- The Book of Genesis. Chapter 4:19, verse 4:5
- World English Bible. The New Testament: The Second Letter of Peter. King James Version. Rainbow Missions, 2008. Colorado, USA. Print. Chapter 3:11, verse 3:9
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