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Who Was Cain's Wife

Where did Cain's wife come from? Was she from the line of Adam?

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Genesis. Cain killed Abel. The Bible doesn't say that Abel had offspring. 5:4 says that Adam "begot sons and daughters", If not referring to grandchildren, etc., then Adam had at least - three sons and two daughters. The two lines of men mentioned are through Cain, 4:17 and Seth, 5:6. 6:2,4 says that the sons (human) of God had children with the ungodly daughters of men. It wasn't proper for the men to do so, (1Corinthians 7:15, 2Corinthians 6:14-18).

The probabilities are that one of them married a sister, and that his brother married a widowed sister, another sister, or a niece, grand niece, etc. It's improbable that God produced wives for them in the same way Eve was produced, 2:21.

---Glenn on 4/7/09

In the Book of Jubilees Chapter 4 verse 7 it is mentioned that Cain married his sister Awan.
---Joy on 7/28/08


"Remona" doesn't occur anywhere in the Bible. The only reference I can find for Cain and Remona is in the Book of Urantia (in something that looks like an alternate creation account).

Among other things, this seems to claim that Adam and Eve's descendents were not the first race of men, but the ninth. Much very bizarre stuff.
---StrongAxe on 3/12/08

greetings,Cain's wife is named Remona
---earl on 3/1/08

The Bible does not specifically say who Cains wife was.The only possible answer was that Cain's wife was his sister or niece or great-niece,etc.The fact that Cain was scared for his own life after he killed Abel(Genesis 4:14) indicates that there were likely many other children and perhaps even grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Adam and Eve at that time.Cain's wife(Genesis 4:17)was a daughter or granddaughter of Adam and Eve.
---Court7646 on 2/29/08

Since people are on this earth. We better be happy that God put us here. And I will tell you why. Because of all the evil that is here. This is why unbelievers would rather believe in evolution because of the inpending Judgment. In any case, I am so very greatful that it was God who put us here, because, I need God to help me.
---catherine on 1/10/08

Alan of UK, "incest" is a modern term with connotations of horrible abuse, so should be avoid in connection with Cain's wife. Certainly there must have been brother-sister marriage, but this need not be abusive. There was no danger to the offspring, because they were so close to creation that harmful mutations had no time to accumulate.
---Ktisophilos on 1/9/08

.jnonymous, I talk: and you, look it up.
---Eloy on 1/9/08

Sandra-we aren't born of incest as the incest law wasn't introduced until about 1800 years post-creation when God knew the time had come. Because of sin the world was changed and humans began to change including developing genetic faults.

There came a time when there were sufficient genetic faults so as to likely cause defects in offspring. God then enacted the law against brother/sister marriage-too dangerous!
---Warwick on 1/8/08

Eloy: Don't talk. Just show me. Where does it say that God is still creating new creatures? If what you are saying is true, then there is no distinction between the Creation period and the period we live in now. What is your answer to this?
---j._nonymous on 1/8/08

It was not incest then
---alan_of_UK on 1/7/08

So we are all children of Incestuous relationships
---sandra_jeckells on 1/7/08

"Who was Cain afraid would kill him?" Anyone who met him. The law of seed time and harvest has been in effect since the beginning of creation. I believe he knew that he would eventually reap what he had sown, thus the fear.
"Is it possible someone or something else was there before God created man?" Yes, Satan and his followers. Job 1:7
"What was the sign?" The Father's declaration that "whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold"... Cont.
---joseph on 1/6/08

Pt.2 ...was the sign, an established omen, foretold in advance, as an ominous warning conveyed of the Father concerning him.
"Did other people live in Nod?" Human, no. Nod represented the way of a vagabond, in the wilderness of vagrancy, wondering and exile.
"Who named Nod if not Adam?" The Father, as an obscured way of life void of His divine guidance. The dwelling place of the fallen angels.
"What was it named after?" Not a who, but a what. See above. Cont.
---joseph on 1/6/08

Pt.3 "The Bible does not mention where his wife comes from. Why?" Because it is irrelevant. His wife is mentioned simply to acknowledge that a mortal woman was the channel through which the line of Cain, the Kenites, were brought forth. Even so, that line, defined by their innately oppressive and hostile dispositions, has been, and always will be a painful irritant, lancing the Body of Christ. j._nonymous I am one who believes every sincere inquiry deserves an answer, this ones for you.
---joseph on 1/6/08

jNonymous, The Creator did not terminate his creating after creating man, for it is his nature, even as I write this he is still creating new creatures for his pleasure. God building another human from a human bone is only one elaborate way in which God creates. But more often, he simply speaks things that are not yet existing into existence. The Scriptures read, God spoke things into being. And Adam was first formed, and then the woman, and afterward he commanded them to be fruitful and multiply.
---Eloy on 1/5/08

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---Jack_8773 on 1/4/08

Eloy: So God created a wife for Cain in the same way he created a wife for Adam?

Tommy: Where do you get Cain being 100 years old when he took his wife and went to the land of Nod?
---j._nonymous on 1/4/08

Cain's and Seth's wives: "God has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell upon all the face of the earth." Acts 17:26. Adam's wife came from Adam's own rib bone, which was not incest, and likewise it was no incest that Cain took a wife. God is not limited by nature which he himself creates: God easily speaks that which is not yet existing, into that which comes to be existing.
---Eloy on 1/4/08

j._nonymous:: I posted a similar blog here a while ago asking where was the land of Nod and who did Cain marry. No gave a concrete answer and I think the blog was removed. I hope you get better answers then I did. From the little that was posted, everyone seems to believe that he married one of his sisters.
---LaLupe on 1/3/08

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Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
---Tommy on 1/3/08

Adam and Eve were the only people on earth immediately after creation.They were to multiply and replenish the earth(Gen.1:26-28)had sons and daughters(Gen.4:1,5:4,6:1)The first marriages had to be between brothers and sisters.Cain was over 100 years old when he took his wife and started his family in the land of Nod where enough people already lived to build a city(Genesis 4:16-26)Gen.3:20 says Eve was "the mother of all living"proof enough that she was responsible for both Cain and his wife.
---Tommy on 1/3/08

I think her name is Laura.
---tonne on 1/3/08

To the Dr. and the elder, you guys have too much time on your hands. The Bible explains itself, you don't need to rely on man's fantasy for that. Now get off your blessed assurance and go tell somebody God loves them.
---dan on 1/3/08

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Who did Cain marry if he wasn't able?

Marrying a sister today is forbidden and dangereous because of numerous genetic defects which have accumulated over time.

Going backwards people had less genetic faults and once none-created perfect in God's image.

Adam & Eve had sons & daughters therefore no reason why Cain couldn't have married a sister. This wasn't forbidden until about 1800 years later.

Abraham married his half-sister with no condemnation.
---Warwick on 1/3/08

Phil the elder if you knew the Bible you would know that Jesus both Creator & Redeemer (there at the beginning) quoted from Genesis knowing it to be fact, not some primitive tribal legend. See Matthew (9:6-9) where he says the events of Genesis ch. 1 & 2 are the basis for Christian marriage.

BTW man was never primitive, having been created in the image of God.
---Warwick on 1/3/08

j._nonymous: "Was she from the line of Adam?" What does the Bible say? (G.3:20)

What do you believe, God's words or the words of the scorners (mockers) on this blog & elsewhere? (Ps. 1:1-6, Gal. 6:7-8)
---Leon on 1/3/08

I like questions like this for it shows that what we have been told may be wrong. Read the Septaugent (sp) and you will probably see that Adam was perhaps not the first man God created. The Bible is basicaly a history book of the 'Kingdom of Heaven' so it leaves out stuff about people in others parts of the world. I wish I had more space for I would present my theory. You can ask me about this on "THE BIBLE ON TRIAL" on internet radio.
---Dr._Rich on 1/3/08

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#3 Genesis 4:16 "Then Cain went out from the presence (V)of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden".

Did other people live in Nod? Who named Nod if not Adam? What was it named after?

---j._nonymous on 1/3/08

#4 Genesis 4:17 "Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch, and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son".

The Bible does not mention where his wife comes from. Why?
---j._nonymous on 1/3/08

That is a question you will not get an answer to in the Genesis accounts. Remember these are primitive tribal stories that were eventually collected blended and included in scripture. They were oral traditions which were to pass on specific religious precepts and should never be considered as any form of factual historical account of creation. Things are just mentioned and you just need to except the story for what it is and not try to read meanings into the text that were never intended to be taught.
---Phil_the_Elder on 1/3/08

#1 Genesis 4:14"Behold, You have (Q)driven me this day from the face of the ground, and from Your face I will be hidden, and (R)I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and (S)whoever finds me will kill me."

Who was Cain afraid would kill him? Brothers and sisters from the line of Adam? Is it possible someone or something else was there before God created man?

---j._nonymous on 1/3/08

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#2 Genesis 4:15 "So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him (T)sevenfold " And the LORD (U)appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him".

What was the sign?
---j._nonymous on 1/3/08

#2 Genesis 4:16 "Then Cain went out from the presence (V)of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden".

Did other people live in Nod? Who named Nod if not Adam? What was it named after?

---j._nonymous on 1/3/08

DNA bluprinting confirms man was in the Americas for at least 15,000 years. The old Clovie theory, that he arrived here only 12,000 yers ago is finished.

The surface cotradiction about Cains wife, Was Adam the first man, or the first 'coveneted man? In the Yahwist creation story 'red clay' is used as a metaphor for Adams formation, clay as used for pottery, thus God is the creative Potter.-The key is its a metaphor. We see this repeated in the first chapter of Job.
---MikeM on 1/3/08

She was his sister, daughter of Adam and Eve. There was no other family on the earth. The only other slim possibility is that (if he were quite old when he married) she could have been his niece, daughter of one of his brothers or sisters, but that is highly unlikely.
---RitaH on 1/3/08

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