Interpretive Question : Genesis 4 : 1-6 And Adam Knew Eve His Wife

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Interpretive Question Genesis 4:1-6-And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? Hebrews 11:4-By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and by it he being dead yet speaketh. Question- What is the significance and nature of Cain and Abel’s gifts? i.e., what was the basis of their acceptance or rejection? Commentary of David Guzik The story of Cain and Abel is an interesting one. Cain was the elder brother, and he was a farmer. Abel was the younger brother and he was a shepherd. It was at a point in their lives when they both took an offering to the Lord. Consequently, God had respect and regard with Abel’s offering, however, Cain offering God did not have respect for it. What is the key reason why God rejected Cain’s offering? David Guzik, believes that the

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