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Adam’s Death, Seth’s Children, Enoch, Methuselah
Cain and Abel, Cain’s Jealousy, Cain’s Warned, The Murder of Abel, Cain’s Punishment, Cain’s Repentance, Cain’s Children, Cain’s Death
The Creation, The first day, The second day, Third the day, The Fourth Day, The Fifth Day, The Sixth Day, The Seventh Day
Aside from an account of their birth, their bringing an offering to G‑d, and Cain’s horrifying murder of Abel, the Torah’s description of their lives is brief and cryptic.
As I am sure you can imagine, there are so many ways of understanding these verses where each word is laden with meaning. The key here is that man was created once, but we are told about it twice, once as part of the Six Days of Creation, and once again. ...
Part of what makes this so shocking is that it seems to come out of nowhere.
What exactly was the first sin? What was the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil? Is this kind of knowledge a bad thing such that it had to be forbidden, and was only acquired through sin? Isn’t knowing the difference between good and evil essential to bei...
Question: In Genesis it says that Adam named all the animals. My question is: If you translate the Hebrew literally, does it mean that Adam named the species—i.e., dog, cat, lion, etc.—or did he give them each personal names—i.e., Spot, Fluffy, etc.? Or d...
Question: Someone has recently told me that the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge eaten by Adam and Eve was not an apple. Is this correct? Answer: The Talmud Talmud, Berachot 40a. cites three opinions: Rabbi Meir says that the Tree of Knowledge was a grapevi...
Apparently, sibling rivalry is as old as siblings themselves. Consider Cain and Abel. You have to wonder how Cain, reared by parents who spoke to G-d Himself, went so extremely off the rails and murdered his own brother!
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