by Dr Don Batten, Dr David Catchpoole, Dr Jonathan Sarfati, and Dr Carl Wieland
Lesson 8: Who was Cain’s wife?
The Creation Answers Book, Chapter 8
Introduction (pp. 127–128)
List the biblical passages from which we derive the idea that Adam and Eve were the first two people.
Who was Cain’s wife, according to the Bible?
What are the two apparent problems with the biblical answer to this question?
The ‘other people’ escape hatch—does it work? (pp. 128–131)
What is “the ‘other people’ escape hatch”?
Explain why is it important to understand that there was only one man—Adam—in the beginning.
Why is Jesus called the ‘last Adam’?
Compare and contrast the First Adam and the Last Adam. (See First Adam-Last Adam;
Why should Christians be able to answer the question Who was Cain’s wife?
First, the biological issue (pp. 132–136)
Why do we all marry our relatives?
Why was a brother marrying a sister not a biological problem during the first few generations of mankind?
Explain what genetic mutations have to do with why we can’t marry close relatives today.
What other puzzle in the early part of Genesis does this help to explain? (see Living for 900
When was the Jewish law against intermarriage implemented? Why?
How is this relevant to Cain and his wife?
God changing His mind? (pp. 136–137)
Why was a brother marrying a sister not a moral problem during the first few generations of mankind?
Why is God not being inconsistent regarding the difference between Cain’s day and Moses’ day on brother-sister intermarriage?
But what about the land of Nod? (pp. 137–138)
Who was Cain afraid of when he fled to the land of Nod? Why?
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