Description : There are 2 different Books of Lamech available to Bible scholars. THE BOOK OF LAMECH OF CAIN has been hard to find until recently. Presented in novella form, Father Ichabod Sergeant and his translation team have been cleared by the Vatican to publish this antediluvian document. Written before the flood of Noah, THE BOOK OF LAMECH OF CAIN follows the antediluvian bloodline of Cain and presents answers to questions that have puzzled biblical scholars (such as the Mark of Cain, the Song of the Sword, and the history of Noah's wife, Naamah) for thousands of years. Editor, DEMMON has once again brought forward the dark and the ancient, as he did with Father Esau Martin with THE LOST BOOK OF KING OG
Description : For few verses in the Bible is the relationship between scripture and the artistic imagination more intriguing than for the conclusion of Genesis 4:15: And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, that whosoever found him should not kill him. What was the mark of Cain? The answers set before us in this sensitive study by art historian Ruth Mellinkoff are sometimes poignant, frequently surprising. An early summary of rabbinic answers, for examples runs as follows: R. Judah said: He caused the orb of the sun to shine on his account. Said R. Nehemiah to him: For that wretch He would cause the orb of the sun to shine! Rather, he caused leprosy to break out on him.... Rab said: He gave him a dog. Abba Jose said: He made a horn grow out of him. Rab said: He made him an example to murderers. R. Hanin said: He made him an example to penitents. R. Levi said in the name of R. Simeon b. Lakish: He suspended judgment until the flood came and swept him away. After a review of such early Jewish and Christian exegesis, Mellinkoff divides physical interpretations on the mark into three groups: A Mark on Cain's Body, A Movement of Cain's Body, and A Blemish Associated with Cain's Body. Her discussion of these groups is the heart of her study and offers its richest examples of interplay among medieval art and imaginative literature, on the one hand, and biblical exegesis, on the other. Thus in one remarkable tour de force, she shows us how a poetic misprision of Genesis 4:24 - Sevenfold vengeance will be taken for Cain: but for Lamech seventy times sevenfold - made Lamech the murderer of Cain; how there then grew up the legend that Lamech, a hunter, had killed Cain when he mistook him for an animal; how from that, the notion that the mark of Cain was a horn or horns on Cain's head arose (in the poignant formulation of the Tanhuma Midrash: Oh father, you have killed something that resembles a man except it has a horn on its forehead!); and how from that, in the maturity of the legend, there flowered Cornish drama, Irish saga, and stunning reliefs of a dying, antlered Cain in the cathedrals of Vezelay and Autun. Like Genesis 4:15 itself, 'The Mark of Cain' is suggestive rather than comprehensive. Concluding chapters on Intentionally Distorted Interpretations of Cain's Mark and Cain's Mark and the Jews bring the history down to our own day, but Mellinkoff does not claim to have said the last word on the subject. Her achievement is neither documentary nor exegetical but rather demonstrative: she shows us with brilliant economy how the artistic imagination functioned in a world whose intellectual definition was a closed canonical text.
Description : The Cain and Abel story is riddled with linguistic ambiguities and narrative gaps. Jewish and Christian interpreters often expanded the story in an attempt to fill the gaps and answer questions. This book traces the interpretive history of Genesis 4.
Description : From the creation and the tree of knowledge through the Exodus from Egypt and the journey to the promised land; James Kugel shows us how the earliest interpreters of the scriptures radically transformed the Bible.
Description : Kin of Cain is a Christian sequel to Beowulfset in the post-Civil War and Great Depression Adirondacks and in the antediluvian world of Genesis 4. It features figures from those eras, weaving a fictional story throughout the Old English and Biblical epics. Grendel and his mother are dead … but something from the race of Cain survived. Escaping an abusive past and nightmares of killing her father, Sarah Crandall discovers her family's history in Nod, east of Eden, through the strange Pass of Fire in the Great Depression Adirondacks. There, in the home of her ancestors built upon the foundation of Hrothgar's hall, she fights the spirit of her great-grandmother waiting to possess her and the horror that loved her in centuries past. In Enoch, the city built by Cain in rebellion to God's curse to wander the earth, Sarah must choose to become “Adah” of the Biblical prophecy or lose her life. Love, redemption, sacrifice, and the consequences of sin feature heavily in this twisted “Beauty and the Beast” tale that will leave you wondering if you are not also … kin of Cain.
Description : The real purpose of this research is the exploration of the Bible and its many African hidden secrets.The use of Tubal Cain in Masonic ritual is derived from the old legends of the craft by the operative and then speculative masons; it refers symbolically but historically to his scriptural and traditional reputation as an artificer. Tubal Cain is the 8th man from Adam.In the bible it mentions that Tubal-Cain was the first to manipulate metal. He is quoted as being the first instructor of brass and iron. this Pamphlet will break down and analyze the symbolism behind this sacred password.