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Abel

Abel  

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In the Bible, the younger son of Adam and Eve, murdered by his jealous brother Cain, after Abel's offering to God of a lamb was accepted by God, while Cain's sheaves were rejected.
Adam

Adam  

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First human being. Created to be God's vicegerent (steward) on earth. The Quran records Adam's fall from grace as the result of disobedience to God's commands but, unlike Christian tradition, the ...
Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve  

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The first parents of the human race, whose story is told in the opening chapters of the book of Genesis. There is no doubt that until the nineteenth century Adam and Eve were held to be historical ...
brother

brother  

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Used of sons of the same parent(s) (e.g. Judg. 8: 19), of related people (e.g. Deut. 23: 8, NJB), or in reference to a forgiven foe (1 Kgs. 20: 33, NRSV). In the NT it is used of a fellow Christian ...
Cain

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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The elder son of *Adam and *Eve. Cain offered fruits of the earth (he was a farmer)

Cain

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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First-born son of Adam and Eve, brother of Abel. His story is recounted in Genesis 4. God accepted Abel's

Cain

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

This biblical figure appears in the Lebor Gabála [Book of Invasions], where he is the first to see Ireland.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Eldest son of Adam and Eve and brother of Abel: see Genesis 4. 1–16.

Cain

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
in the Bible, the eldest son of Adam and Eve, and murderer of his brother Abel after Abel's offering to God of a lamb was accepted by God, while Cain's sheaves were rejected. Cain is the ... More
CAIN AND ABEL

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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(Heb. Qayin and Hevel), oldest sons of Adam and Eve, born after the banishment from the garden of

Cain and Abel

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
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Genesis 4.1— 16 relates the curious story of Cain and Abel. Cain (meaning perhaps “smith,” possibly related to the Kenites

Cain and Abel

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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Genesis 4.1–16 relates the curious story of Cain and Abel. Cain (meaning perhaps “smith,” possibly related to the Kenites),

Cain and Abel

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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(Κάϊν, Ἄβεγ), the sons of Adam and Eve. Their offerings (Gen 4:3–5) and Abel's death at the hands of

Cain and Abel

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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The two sons of Adam and Eve (Genesis 4). Cain is a tiller of the soil and Abel a keeper

Caym

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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the son of Adam, who murdered his brother Abel (Gen. 4:1–16), and was driven out by God. Many legends

Enoch

Enoch  

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OT patriarch. Many legends became attached to his name. In the NT his ascension is referred to at Heb. 11: 5. See also the following entry.
envy

envy  

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In the OT there are several examples of the evil operation of envy: Cain murdered his brother Abel (Gen. 4: 8), Joseph was envied and deported by his brothers (Gen. 37: 27), and Saul resented ...
Eve

Eve  

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Arabic Hawwa. Wife of Adam. She is not named in the Quran; her name is known through oral tradition (hadith). Unlike the Old Testament, the Quran does not present her as responsible for tempting ...
Grendel

Grendel  

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Grendel was the terrifying giant- monster who was confronted and defeated by the hero Beowulf in the Anglo-Saxon epic of than name. He lived with his equally terrifying mother in an underwater ...
Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun  

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(1332–1406)Arab historian, one of the first historians to devise a nonreligious historiography. His masterpiece the Muqaddimah (Introduction to History) contains brilliant insights and social ...

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