Cain Slaying Abel

Illustration

Celina Bebenek
by Peter Paul Rubens
published on 13 September 2021
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Cain Slaying Abel, oil on oak wood painting by Peter Paul Rubens, produced between 1608 and 1609.

Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

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. However, God preferred Abel's sacrifice over Cain's. Driven by jealousy, Cain murdered Abel, which according to Bible was the first murder in history. This resulted in Cain being sent to exile.

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Rubens, P. P. (2021, September 13). Cain Slaying Abel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14613/cain-slaying-abel/

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