Who Was Cain's Wife?

by Tim Chaffey

     This is probably the most-asked question of Bible critics and skeptics.  This is unfortunate because the Bible has had the answer all along but so many Christians refuse to simply stick with what God's Word says.  Let's first look at the pertinent passages, which will make it clear who she was.  We'll conclude by demonstrating that the evolutionist has a much bigger problem than the Christian.

Genesis 3: 20
"And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living."

Genesis 5: 4
"After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters." (notice - daughters)

Genesis 4: 16 - 17a "Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch." (note - it does not say that he found his wife in the land of Nod).

     So who was Cain's wife? Since Eve was the mother of all living then Cain's wife must have been his sister or niece. Originally, brother must have married sister. There was no other option.  Some Christians say that God made other humans and even though He was certainly capable of creating other humans, He did not. 

     Usually, the response at this point is that Leviticus 18 forbids incest - and that's true. It does. The problem with this objection is that this law was not instituted until about 2500 years after Adam and Eve. There was no law against it at the time and there didn't need to be. If Adam and Eve were created perfect (as the Bible says they were) then there would not have been any deformities in their genes and there would not be any genetic difficulties in the offspring. As time went on mutations added up in our "gene pool" (thanks to the curse). That's why brothers should not marry sisters today (besides the illegality) because they share the same mistakes inherited from their folks. That's why you need to marry someone farther away in relation. As you go back in time toward Adam and Eve there would be fewer and fewer genetic mistakes and there would be no genetic problem.

     Sometimes the evolutionist scoffs at this idea but they have the exact same "problem" and an even bigger one. They believe that all people came from the first human couple (evolved from the ape-like ancestors). They have a bigger problem in that they believe that all people came from one single-celled organism. This violates everything we know about genetics and mutations, since NO ONE has EVER observed any mutation that has added information. An even bigger problem is that they believe this first living organism came from non-living material. No one has ever seen this either.


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