I live in Jennings, Fla., and work in Moultrie. At lunch I enjoy reading the Moultrie Observer and after Mr. Walden’s column and some Rants and Raves, I felt compelled to write:
Who was Cain’s wife from the land of Nod?
Reading in Genesis 1:28, “And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’ ”
If you keep reading through the end of the chapter, you find He created male and female, blessed them, told them to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth. Gen. 1:31, “And God saw everything that He had made and behold it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
These people, the sixth day creation, were hunters, fishers and gatherers. If you continue reading, God rested the seventh day from His work.
In Gen. 2:5 “...for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground.”
Gen. 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
In the original manuscripts, this is clearly a different man (the man Adam).
Reading on we learn that He took one of Adam’s ribs (in original Hebrew this is curve, I believe it to be the feminine DNA curve) and made Eve.
So using the Bible (II Peter 3:8) we learn a day with Lord is as a thousand years with man, we see at least a thousand years between the sixth day creation and Adam. So no, Cain did not marry his sister.
His wife was of the sixth day creation.
I only hope that some folks will take out their Bibles, read for themselves, and think for themselves. It does help to have a Strong’s Bible Concordance to better understand this letter that God, our Father, has written to all of us.