The Glossary of Terms



Young People's Bible Dictionary

by Barbara Smith (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1965)

Cain. Son of Adam. Cain, who was a farmer, murdered his brother and was sent into exile. Gen. 4:1-16; 1 John 3:11-12; Julde 11.

Harper’s Bible Dictionary

edited by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)

Cain (Heb., ‘metalworker,’ although Gen. 4:1 connects it with a verb meaning ‘to acquire’ or ‘create’).

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