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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cain’s Wife—Who Was She?

Tomorrow the scripture reading is Gnesis 4-7. Many people will read Gnesis 4:15-18 and will have all kinds of questions about Cain's wife!

We don’t even know her name, yet she was discussed at the Scopes Trial, mentioned in the movies Inherit the Wind1 and Contact,2 and talked about in countries all over the world for hundreds of years.

Skeptics of the Bible have used Cain’s wife time and again to try to discredit the book of Genesis as a true historical record. Sadly, most Christians have not given an adequate answer to this question. As a result, the world sees them as not being able to defend the authority of Scripture and thus the Christian faith.

For instance, at the historic Scopes Trial in Tennessee in 1925, William Jennings Bryan, the prosecutor who stood for the Christian faith, failed to answer the question about Cain’s wife posed by the ACLU lawyer Clarence Darrow. Consider the following excerpt from the trial record as Darrow interrogates Bryan:

Q—Did you ever discover where Cain got his wife?

A—No, sir; I leave the agnostics to hunt for her.

Q—You have never found out?

A—I have never tried to find.

Q—You have never tried to find?

A—No.

Q—The Bible says he got one doesn’t it? Were there other people on the earth at that time?

A—I cannot say.

Q—You cannot say. Did that ever enter your consideration?

A—Never bothered me.

Q—There were no others recorded, but Cain got a wife.

A—That is what the Bible says.

Q—Where she came from you do not know.3

The world’s press was focused on this trial, and what they heard has affected Christianity to this day—Christians can’t defend the biblical record!


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1 Comments:

Anonymous mark s said...

It could have been his sister!

I don't think that the Bible really addresses the issue of marrying kin until the book of Leviticus
Some creationist believe this would not have been harmful at the beginning being that the early humans had perfect genetics.

The record of Genesis and Adam's family does not mention anyone else who could be a candidate.
With lifespans reaching 1000 years other it may have been a more distant relative

January 2, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

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