Bible Articles on the Topic of Abel and Cain

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Omissions Made Good?

There are a number of places where the Septuagint appears to have preserved a reading, perhaps only a phrase or a mere word, which has somehow dropped out of the Hebrew text. A fairly well-known example is in Genesis 4:8 where LXX adds: “And Cain said to Abel his brother, Let us go out into the plain.” The words are important as indicating Cain’s deliberate intention to murder his brother.

Did Cain and Abel Have Instructions on Sacrifice?

Did Cain and Abel have precise instructions on the question of Sacrifice? What is meant by the statement in Hebrews 11:4 that “By faith Abel offered up a more excellent sacrifice than Cain”?