Eve Bewailing the Death of Abel

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Illustration

Celina Bebenek
by Joseph Nollekens
published on 13 September 2021
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Eve Bewailing the Death of Abel, terracotta sculpture by Joseph Nollekens, between 1800-1810.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

According to Bible, Abel was murdered by his own brother Cain who was jealous of Abel being favoured by God. The crime resulted in Cain being sent to exile. Despite being expelled from his parents, he nonetheless became a father of humankind. He built a city and fathered the line of descendants beginning with Enoch.

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Nollekens, J. (2021, September 13). Eve Bewailing the Death of Abel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14617/eve-bewailing-the-death-of-abel/

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Nollekens, Joseph. "Eve Bewailing the Death of Abel." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 13, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14617/eve-bewailing-the-death-of-abel/.

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Nollekens, Joseph. "Eve Bewailing the Death of Abel." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Sep 2021. Web. 16 Jul 2024.

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