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Cain and Abel, The Publican and the Pharisee: Accounts in Parallel

Cain and Abel (Mosaic) (Sicily, 1180-90)

Upon an initial reading of the Genesis account of Cain and Abel (Gen 4:1-7), one would superficially conclude with the question of why God did not accept Cain’s sacrifice, which may seem to be undue preference of a petty and jealous God. Quite often Cain’s overreaction by killing his brother out of jealousy and envy, is often overlooked and explained ... Read More »