Religion: Cain's Wife

One Frank R. Shipman, in The Christian Century, propounds a question which is a severe test of any man's biblical knowledge. Asks he: "Where did Cain get his wife?"

The Bible says that, until Adam, "there was not a man to till the ground" and that Eve was "the mother of all living." Now the only recorded children of Adam and Eve are Cain and Abel. Cain slew Abel. Mr. Shipman offers the following possible theories to explain the per- petuation of the human race: 1) Cain's wife was made, like Adam, from the...

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