Who was Cains wife?

The Bible does not specifically say who Cain’s wife was. The only possible answer is that Cain’s wife was his sister or niece or great-niece, etc. The Bible does not say how old Cain was when he killed Abel (Genesis 4:8). Since they were both farmers, they were likely both full-grown adults, possibly with families of their own. Adam and Eve surely had given birth to more children than just Cain and Abel at the time Abel was killed. They definitely had many more children later (Genesis 5:4). The fact that Cain was scared for his own life after he killed Abel (Genesis 4:14) indicates that there were likely many other children and perhaps even grandchildren of Adam and Eve already living at that time. Cain’s wife (Genesis 4:17) was a daughter or granddaughter of Adam and Eve.

Since Adam and Eve were the first (and only) human beings, their children would have no other choice than to intermarry. God did not forbid inter-family marriage until much later when there were enough people to make intermarriage unnecessary (Leviticus 18:6-18). The reason that incest today often results in genetic abnormalities is that when two people of similar genetics (i.e., a brother and sister) have children together, there is a high risk of their recessive characteristics becoming dominant. When people from different families have children, it is highly unlikely that both parents will carry the same recessive traits. The human genetic code has become increasingly “polluted” over the centuries as genetic defects are multiplied, amplified, and passed down from generation to generation. Adam and Eve did not have any genetic defects, and that enabled them and the first few generations of their descendants to have a far greater quality of health than we do now. Adam and Eve’s children had few, if any, genetic defects. As a result, it was safe for them to intermarry.

Source:Extracts from GotQuestions.org

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6 thoughts on “Who was Cains wife?

  1. Expecting for deeper approach.
    I think Cain’s wife tolerates what Cain has done.It does not make afar difference of the modern wives today, who tolerates their partners of doing intentional sin.

  2. Bible keep salient on this because she was not of important in the history that is been written.There some peoples that their life did not add value or any significant worthy mentions

  3. Yes, before the fall, they were created perfect, implying zero genetic abnormalities. After the fall, the curse of sin degraded all things over time. People lived for hundreds of years, then later only a few hundred, until about a hundred to what it is today. And nobody knows how many hundreds, thousands, or millions of kids they had prior to Cain and Abel.

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