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Genesis 4

Cain and Abel

Alexander Winchell proposed that Genesis 4 is pre Deluge, perhaps the 500th year of Noah.

Preadamites – by Winchell, Alexander, 1888

Translation by 9Nania

Translation by 9Nania

1 The Humans saw the presence of a distinguishing mark on Eve when the Ishshah (Hybrid) became pregnant, and delivered the presence of the distinguishing mark on Cain and said, I have gotten a human servant from YHWH.

2 And again delivered another; Abel. And Abel was the ruler of a Multitude but Cain was made a servant in the territory.

3 And after a time Cain (the Possessor of the Spear) brought his offspring of the territory as a tribute to YHWH.

4 And Abel (the Breath) he also brought the firstborn of the Multitude; the best part and YHWH looked at Abel’s tribute.

5 And Cain’s tribute they looked at. And Cain was very grieved because their appearance fell short.

6. And YHWH said Cain are grieved because their appearance fell short.

7. If we make them beautiful they will raise up and be accepted, but go wrong and rest at the door longing to rule.

8. And Cain thought against Abel their brethen and in the wild Cain rose up against their brethen and killed them.

9 And YHWH told Cain how Abel their brethren intended to cohabit with each other for protection

10 And told them how to deal with the witness of their brethren’s death. Gather together the dirt

11 and curse the territory and open your mouth and receive your brethrens’ blood for a memorial.

12. But be burdened by the Earth more as it will cause your chameleon ability to be unstable as you wander throughout the whole Earth.

13 And Cain said to YHWH this consequence is greater than we can bear.

14 We will be driven out continually from the presence of the land on acount of our appearance and must hide; and be cause to wander and mourn and if the people of the land happen to encounter us they will kill us.

15. And YWHW said, Therefore whoever kills a Cain, you can take vengeance on them sevenfold. then YHWH disguised the distinguishing mark on Cain, so they would not be recognized an attacked.

16. And Cain went out from the presence of YHWH and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

17 And Cain (the Possesor of the Spear) cohabited with the Ishshah and conceived, and bare Enoch: and built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of their children Enoch.

18. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

19. And Lamech took two Ishshah the name of one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

20. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and have cattle.

21. And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

22. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the siter of Tubalcain was Naamah.

23. And Lamech said to the Ishshah Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: I can kill human servants and wound their children with one blow.

24. Because if Cain can take vengeance sevenfold, then Lamech seventy sevenfold.

25. And the Humans cohabited with the Ishshah still and brought forth aliens and called their name Seth, and the Elohiym regarded the foreign seed as beneath Abel because Cain killed them.

26. And Seth the same; brought forth aliens and called their name Enos and began to proclaim the name the YHWH.

Genesis 4: New International Version

Cain and Abel

1 Adam[a] made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain.[b] She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth[c] a man.”

2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.

3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord.

4 And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering,

5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?

7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”[d] While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.

11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”

13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear.

14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

15 But the Lord said to him, “Not so[e]; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.

16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

17 Cain made love to his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch.

18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.

19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.

20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.

21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.

22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.

Plato’s Symposium

Even the classical philosopher Plato (d. 348/347 BC) has a character speak about a primaeval androgyne. (See 189a-189b)

For our original nature was by no means the same as it is now. In the first place, there were three kinds of human beings, not merely the two sexes, male and female, as at present: there was a third kind as well, which had equal shares of the other two, and whose name survives though, the thing itself has vanished.

For ‘man-woman’1 was then a unity in form no less than name, composed of both sexes and sharing equally in male and female; whereas now it has come to be merely a name of reproach.

Secondly, the form of each person was round all over, with back and sides encompassing it every way; each had four arms, and legs to match these, and two faces perfectly alike on a cylindrical neck.

There was one head to the two faces, which looked opposite ways; there were four ears, two privy members, and all the other parts, as may be imagined, in proportion. …

The number and features of these three sexes were owing to the fact that the male was originally the offspring of the sun, and the female of the earth; while that which partook of both sexes was born of the moon, for the moon also partakes of both.
Plato, Symposium 189d-190b