August 21, 2009

Cain and Abel.. Where did they get their wives from??

Update: Apparently it's well-understood by anyone who goes to bible school that Cain & Abel did marry their cousins or sisters. (I interviewed many a staunch christian on this matter to get some answers)

As for the matter of incest - as they were the first humans, their bodies were supposedly quite pure and not chock-full of diseases like we are, hence no worries about double recessive genes causing disfigured children with terminal disorders.

I was going to do up a family tree starting from the First Family of Adam & Eve and their offspring Cain & Abel and so forth... You'll have to wait for it another day. It's here.

While re-reading Genesis 4, it hit me loud & clear:

Where did Cain & Abel get their wives from?

If Adam & Eve were the first humans on earth, and Cain & Abel were the first and only offspring of the first humans on earth... Where did the other humans come from?

Namely, the humans that Cain & Abel were taking to be their spouses?

This doesn't make sense.

My best guess is Adam & Eve had more offspring - female children this time. And married them off to their two sons.


How else to explain this then?

If this is true, then, I'm sorry to say this, but it means every single one of us is an inbred.