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Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Many have assumed that Cain took one of his sisters for a wife, but no children are mentioned until Seth was born much later in Genesis 4:25. Eve is said to give birth to "his brother." No mention is made of a sister, and the Bible does not say Cain's wife was "his sister." Cain left Eden alone before he took a wife. How could Cain be afraid of people that would kill him if there are only three people on earth? God set a mark on Cain so that anyone who found him would not kill him. This implies a number of other people were living at this time, or there would be no need of a mark. Cain settled in the land of Nob with enough people to build a city after Cain's wife gives birth to Enoch. Cain names the city after Enoch (Fischer 1996, 231-7; There is some debate over who built this city. See Wenham 1987, 111). There seems to be many more people besides Adam's family. Some divide them as the Adamites and the Pre-Adamic race.

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