- Who the hell were those people Cain was so scared of?
- Why was he so scared of them?
- Is it then reasonably safe to assume that Cain was in fact NOT the first Murderer in the history of Man?
Genesis 4:12-15 – “…When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth. Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 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.” But the LORD said to him, “Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him…”
The phrase “whoever finds me will kill me” suggests a world where killing was already a norm. I’m pretty sure someone else beat Cain to the title of First Murderer. If he was so scared to wander out of God’s presence, that means the people he was gonna encounter out there were pretty bad ass territorial killers. Again the Bible only gives the story of Cain’s crime but it does not offer evidence that it was the first of such a crime. What do you think? 😉