Gen 2:17: Dying thou shalt die

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Aug 23 08:51:56 EDT 2000


 -----Original Message-----
> From: Polycarp66 at aol.com [mailto:Polycarp66 at aol.com]

> lizfried at umich.edu writes:
>
> << The story is not about the origin of evil (for that you have to
>  wait till Gen 6:1).
>   >>
>
> Not quite that long.  You're forgetting Cain & Abel.  There's that rather
> enigmatic sentence in Gen 4.7
>
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> T.M:$fL_B.oH
I had considered this of course. But I rejected it. I did so primarily
because
the authors of the Book of Enoch dwell on Gen. 6:1ff as the source of
evil, not the story of Cain. I think the story of Cain is the story of the
creation of civilization, i.e., cities, agriculture, music.

Liz
>
> gfsomsel

 lizfried at umich.edu

>




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