Where Did Cain's Wife Come From? The Answer

Many people, in an effort to excuse away the existence of God or a supreme being that judges the deeds of mankind, argue the question of the whereabouts of Cain's wife using a form of logic that lacks any serious reasoning but instead reveals an intolerance to truth. Some people, however, are genuinely curious about Cain's wife and accept the will of God as His own business.

We have printed the forth chapter of Genesis to walk through and reveal the answer to the long sought question of where Cain got his wife. Afterward, we will expound more on the concept of spiritual revelation as opposed to man's academia and carnal understanding. The Bible says; Genesis 4

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

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

3. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

17. 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.

Now, people want to know where Cain's wife came from if there were only Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel on the entire earth, this is the first assumption people make, which is a wrong assumption because of the concept of time.

In the third verse it says: "And in process of time it came to pass," which means over a period of time, yet the Bible never makes mention of how long of a time it was that passed. If Adam and Eve bare Abel first and then bare Cain, neither does it say how long after Abel, Cain was born.

Abel could have been forty years old when Cain was born (for it was known in those times that men lived 900 plus years). Thus, after Cain was born and in the process of time, Adam and Eve could have had fifty other children who wandered to various parts of the land over a period of 500 or so years.

Simply because one passage comes directly after another does not mean that Cain killed Abel the next day after they offered their offerings onto God or that God punished Cain the week after and Cain found his wife that same week. God's time is not like our time. The scripture says that "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter 3:8).

Depending on whether or not one believes in the creation theory or not, or believe in God or not, any thinking mind must understand that assumption is a lethal element in the search for knowledge. The carnal mind of man cannot comprehend or make perfect sense of the things around him that he has no real answers for, so any person who seeks to escape the truths of life must realize that revelation comes in a willingness to know.


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