The Relevance of the Holy Bible Today

“The Two Families”
Part 3

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. (Genesis:4:1)

Genesis chapter four verse one is loaded with what can only be described as the Author’s “Finest Work!”

When you read that verse, what do you understand it to mean?

I’ve been taught that, “Adam knew Eve his wife,” meant, Adam and Eve made love.

I’ve been taught that, “And she conceived, and bare Cain,” meant, Eve got pregnant and gave birth to Cain.

I’ve been taught that, “And said, I have gotten a man from the LORD,” meant, “Thanks to the LORD.”

Is that about right?

Imagine my surprise when I looked up the meanings of the words in Genesis chapter four verse one.

Adam is the “Man” created in the image and likenesses of God.

Knew is defined as; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing).

And,

properly to {come} that {is} (impliedly) to assent: – consent.
a signal (literally or {figuratively}) as a {flag} beacon in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self.

Eve is the “Woman” who was taken out of “Man;” the eternal element of the Man who was created in the image and likenesses of God. Who’s name means; life giver.

Wife means; the feminine of “Man;” To be extant; a man as an individual or a male person or “Man;” a mortal; (Individual or collectively).

Conceived means; to be (or become) {pregnant} conceive (literally of figuratively): – {been} be with {child}.

Bare means; to bear young,

And,

properly to {come} that {is} (impliedly) to assent: – consent.
a signal (literally or {figuratively}) as a {flag} beacon in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self.

Cain, who’s name means; in the original sense of fixity; a lance (as striking fast): – spear.

And,

To strike a musical {note} that {is} chant or wail (at a funeral): – {lament} mourning woman.

“Man” means; to be extant; a man as an individual or a male person.

LORD means; (the) self Existent or eternal; {exist} that {is} be or {become} come to pass; to breathe; to be (in the sense of existence).

The “Adam” in Genesis chapter four verse one is the “Man” created in the image and likenesses of God.

He “Knew” his “Wife” like you and I know our feet.

Lol!

In other words, Adam knew Eve like we know a friend:

But, he also knew Eve in a way that I can only describe as, “In the same way God created the heaven and the earth.”

I believe that Adam knew Eve in a “Pure Consciousness” totally “Mental,” different “Realm” kind of way.

At least that’s what the Strong’s Concordance say about the second definition associated with this word “Knew.”

Eve conceived; became pregnant.

Because “Know” has two meanings associated with it in the Strong’s Concordance and we know a woman cannot get pregnant just because she is known by someone, we will use the second definition associated with “Knew” and say Eve conceived by assent: – consent.

According to her, “I have gotten a “Man” from the LORD.” (Genesis:4:1)

She bare Cain in exactly the same way God created the heaven and the earth: In the same way Adam “Knew” her.

The words created (in the case of God creating the heaven and the earth), knew and bare (in Cain’s case) all have the same meaning.

The best way to understand is to think of the events as being “Miracles.”

A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.

And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (Genesis:4:2)

She again bare his brother Abel. She bare Abel in the same way every woman bare children. The “Author” made it seem like, “Not a big deal.”
At least that’s the impression I got.

Cain slew Abel which was a big deal.

It was a big deal because, how else could the “Author” dazzle us with more of his extraordinary talent?

Here is where the Author reveals the importance of “Names.”

I know I mentioned in an earlier post that the Author takes the meanings of names and weaves a story around those meanings.

What I didn’t mention is, whoever wrote the Holy Bible used this same technique throughout the entire book.

As a matter of fact, the titles of each book play an important role in each and every story in that book.

This technique of writing starts in the book of Genesis and continue through the four Gospels.

Abel means; emptiness or vanity; figuratively something transitory and unsatisfactory.

Which is probably why the Author made his being born seem unimportant.

Abel’s death however, is huge!

There is a word in the definition of the name Cain, “Fixity.”

Fixity means; the state of being unchanging or permanent.

As far as I can tell, I will post a correction if I discover otherwise, the names or the meanings of the names as well as the actions of the characters with the names, constitute what we experience as reality here on Earth, today.

What has happened in the “Realm of the gods,” continue to happen here on Earth!

Cain murdered Abel so, murder continues to happen here on Earth.

Cain slew Abel. God cursed Cain. Cain complained that the punishment was too great, so

God said and did this:
And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. (Genesis:4:15)

By writing those words, the “Author” or the LORD made Cain “Immortal.”

And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. (Genesis:4:17)

Enoch – properly to narrow; figuratively to initiate or discipline.

And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. (Genesis:4:18)

Irad – fugitive
Mehujael – smitten of God;
Methusael – man who (is) of God;
Lamech – From an unused root of uncertain meaning.

And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. (Genesis:4:19)

Adah – ornament
Zillah – shade} whether literally or figuratively: – {defense} shade (-ow).

And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. (Genesis:4:20)

Jabal – stream: – [water-] {course} stream.

And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. (Genesis:4:21)

Jubal – to flow; causatively to bring (especially with pomp): – bring ({forth}) {carry} lead (forth). Stream.

And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. (Genesis:4:22)

Tubalcain – produce that {is} a crop or (figuratively) wealth: – {fruit} increase.
Naamah – pleasure; pleasantness

And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. (Genesis:4:23)

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. (Genesis:4:24)

Here in Genesis chapter four verse twenty-four the Author is letting us know that Cain’s descendants are immortal; eternal.

And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. (Genesis:4:25)

Adam knew his wife again. This time there is no properly to {come} that {is} (impliedly) to assent: – consent, in the sense of appearing.

Or

A signal (literally or {figuratively}) as a {flag} beacon; {monument} omen {prodigy}.

Or

Evidence etc.: – {mark} {miracle} (end-) {sign} token.

Or

Sense of entity; properly self.

There is just; Adam knew his wife like you and I know our feet.

Eve bare a son like any other “Woman” bare a son, with one exception!

Eve having been taken from the extant, eternal part of the “Man” created in the image and likenesses of God and then made into a “Woman,” gave her an unique ability.

Eve gave birth to an immortal being (Cain) and two mortal beings. (Abel and Seth)

Wow!

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. (Genesis:3:20)

Eve conceived and bare Cain who is a “Man.” (to be extant; a man as an individual or a male person).

A son of God or as Eve put it, “I have gotten a man from the LORD.”

And,

Eve conceived and bare Abel, who was a “Man; properly a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified “Man” created in the image and likenesses of God; hence a man in general {singly or collectively}), who Cain slew.

And,

Since Cain “Murdered” Abel, Eve bare Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. (Genesis:4:25)

The name Seth means; put that {is} substituted.

Substituted for Abel, just like Eve said.

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. (Genesis:4:26)

I have been taught that calling on the name of the LORD is a good thing.

Not according to the Strong’s Concordance.

Began – properly to be rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be {weak} sick.
properly to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral {manner}) that {is} (specifically) to {dance} to writhe in pain.

properly to {bore} that {is} (by implication) to {wound} to dissolve; figuratively to

profane (a {person} place or {thing}) to break (one´ s {word}) to begin (as if by an opening-wedge).

Does any of the above sound like a good thing?

It’s important to note that these men born to Seth were sons of God, but they were “Mortal,” where as Cain’s sons are immortal, which explains why Seth’s sons began “Calling on the name of the LORD!”

These are the members of one of the “Two Families.”

They are “Adam’s” the one created in the image and likenesses of God or the “LORD’s,” according to Eve.

Whichever they are, they are not “Adam’s,” the “Man” formed of the dust of the ground’s.

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