Forty years ago or so I would drop in every few weeks on a men’s Sunday School class. It seemed to me like the continuing discussion in that class was the problem of where Cain got his wife. They probably had a broader agenda than that. But one member of the class kept bringing up the Cain problem. So they discussed it frequently.
In a way it is an important question because it shows that a literal reading of the first few chapters of Genesis does not work. If you try to take the text literally, the problem is that Eve was the mother of all people (Genesis 3:20). So there shouldn’t have been any other people or families. You could say that Cain’s wife was an otherwise unmentioned sister.
However, there are other problems. Why was Cain afraid of other people (Genesis 4:14) if there…
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