Sacrifices of Cain and Abel

Illustration

Celina Bebenek
by Nick Thompson
published on 13 September 2021
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Relief from the Nîmes Cathedral depicting the sacrifices of Cain and Abel.

Cain and Abel were sons of the first humans Adam and Eve in the biblical Book of Genesis. Cain was a farmer, and Abel was a shepherd. They both made sacrifices to God, but God preferred Abel's sacrifice to Cain's. Driven by jealousy Cain murdered Abel.

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Thompson, N. (2021, September 13). Sacrifices of Cain and Abel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14610/sacrifices-of-cain-and-abel/

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Thompson, Nick. "Sacrifices of Cain and Abel." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 13, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14610/sacrifices-of-cain-and-abel/.

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Thompson, Nick. "Sacrifices of Cain and Abel." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Sep 2021. Web. 22 Sep 2021.