A Family Affair In The King James Bible

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A Family Affair “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. … And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man” (King James Bible. Genesis. 2. 7-22). And so, God created the first family of many. While Adam and Eve had an idyllic relationship in the Garden of Eden, not all families can boast of a two-parent household with a loving family dynamic. Both within the King James Bible, within other novels, and even within real life, each family has a different way of living and dealing with the situations that arise to try to tear them apart. Quite often, connections can be found between the everyday life of characters in novels, and the lives of those that are written into the Bible, to be forever remembered. Sibling arguments, not respecting thy father and mother, and transiency are a few of many ways the Bible can be used to understand what is occurring in the lives and families of the characters. “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground” (Genesis. 4. 1-2). Cain and Abel were the first siblings in the story of Genesis, as Ruthie and Lucille are the first siblings to live in the house their grandfather built for a very long time. Ruthie and Lucille, from
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