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1910 New Catholic Dictionary


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The first-born of Adam and Eve. He became a husbandman while his brother Abel tended flocks. Each offered a sacrifice to God, who accepted that of Abel and rejected that of Cain. Either Cain offered to God imperfect gifts, or in offering a part of his goods he withheld his heart. Angered by the Divine rejection, Cain slew his brother; to avenge his blood God pronounced a curse against Cain, banished him to the land of Nod, and marked him with a sign as a promise of special protection in his banishment. Cain founded a city named Henoch after one of his sons.

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Entry for 'Cain'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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