Here we attempt to understand who Cain feared as he was being cast out of Eden, as well as who (or what) likely inhabited this land (the Land of Nod) prior to his exile. We also will discuss the questionable identity of Cain’s wife– Where and from what bloodline did she stem from: Adam’s line, or someone else’s?
First, we consider the historic nature of the Land of Nod: mourning, exile, wanderings. During the time of Moses, was Nod simply a contemporary title for this generalized location? Or, was this Land of a vast quantity, being historically-rooted in Moses’ own understanding of antiquity as a land that was known to have been established by a race of “beings” that existed outside of Eden; “entities” of unimaginable description and power?
The Land of Wandering is reminiscent of Lucifer roaming within the earth, seeking whom he may devour– arguably, a symbolic representation of his existence prior to Judgement. This said, Satan’s dominion could be understood as the Land of Wandered Mourning. Therefore, it is very likely that even before the destruction of Mankind, the fallen Sons would have wasted no time in acquiring what portioned authority they could over Creation– and with at least 130 years of nobody venturing beyond the Land of Eden, the earth and its creatures would have been ripe for the vagabond picking.
If one plainly speculates on this time frame in relation to Mankind’s documented beginnings, it is possible that Adam and Eve had daughters prior to the existence of Cain and Abel. Scripture is certainly vague in its description concerning Adam and Eve’s life and family (if there was one) before their two sons were born. This seems a reasonable speculation when trying to root out and reconstruct the mystery of who Cain’s wife actually was. Within the context of Abel’s murder, it seems likely that Adam would have surely kept his immediate descendants from intermingling with Cain; at least for a few generations. And yet, we arguably see a contemporary insinuation between the dueling genealogies of Adam and Cain, thus, lending credence to the idea of Cain acquiring a daughter (as his wife) from Adam immediately after his banishment.
One might also be led to ponder the significant omission concerning one of mankind’s first matriarchs. In Genesis 4, it is said, and Cain knew ( ? ) his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch. This is the second time procreated life is documented in God’s Holy Word, and yet, the name of Cain’s wife is curiously left out. Cain and his wife arguably hold a fair lot in terms of Mankind’s blooming infancy. Even so, the name of Cain’s wife is omitted– unlike with Adam: and Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain. Was this glaring piece of information left out because Cain’s wife held no human title, nor even, a creature’s description?
Though, despite the aforementioned possibility of Cain simply acquiring a wife from the daughters of Adam, one cannot help but take into account the pervasive gene-splicing technology that now plagues our modern world (which certainly stems from the Luciferian line of Cain) Further, we might present the concept that Cain’s wife may not have been from Adam’s line, but was potentially a “beast” of the field– a “beast” that may have acquired the genetic “seed” of (possibly even) Satan himself. Now clearly, the fallen Angels hadn’t descended upon Mount Hermon at this point. Even so, it is very likely that some form of Angelic technology was being implemented upon God’s creation during the pre Adamic world, and also immediately following the first five yoms of Creation.
This in mind, many will still argue that evil had not entered the world until Mankind fell via the cunning of the Nachash, and yet, the Nachash itself is proof that evil was within the earth prior to Mankind’s fall– as he was the strategizing culprit of supposed godhood.
Hebrew – Nachash: a snake (from its hiss) serpent — from prim. root: to practice divination, observe signs, divine, enchanter, use enchantment.
The rendering of Nachash suggests that the serpent was much more than just a simple snake. First, as we see through God’s judgement, it was cast down onto its belly– suggesting that prior to judgement the serpent was “standing” upright. One also speculates that if the “serpent” was not a manifested form of Satan, then was it simply a manipulated creature that the Enemy so craftily worked through? Or likely further– as the Apocryphal Acts of Thomas would infer– the Nachash and/ or Leviathan was truly an elevated being that held great authority within the wider faculty of fallen beings that were aiming to circumvent God, and ultimately destroy His “dust creatures”. Were these the “beings” that Cain feared those who would only respect the Mark of Life that God set upon Cain as he was cast out of Eden?
It seems that this article has produced more questions than answers, which in truth, is something that we treasure– as the sacred practice of studying God’s Holy Word is truly a lifetime filled with revelation and amazement! In concluding, we draw attention to the resounding power of one’s given name, it being intertwined throughout the cosmos. Thus, we end with a prophetic glimpse into the operation and orders of Cain.
The ninth from Adam was Lamech, who produced Noah– whose name means rest. Now Lamech, through the line of Cain, produced Tubal-Cain (restoring spear), the ninth. The synchronous relationship between these two family lines holds great significance, especially considering the cataclysm that inevitably occurred in Noah’s day. In essence, living among the other “beings” that likely inhabited the Antediluvian earth, there were nine dueling generations that reigned within Mankind before the Great Flood– the Mighty Deluge that certainly brought restoration to the blood soaked land.
(second) Enoch: to train up, dedicate
(third) Irad: fugitive
(fourth) Mehujael: destroyed by God
(fifth) Methusael: man of God
(sixth) Lamech: the name Lamech is undefined (truly fascinating).
Lamech’s wives: Adah: ornament or to deck oneself, and Zillah: begin to be dark, shadowing, the idea of hovering over.
Adah’s sons were (seventh) Jabal: to bring, bear along, stream, and his brother, (eighth) Jubal: to flow, to bring (especially with pomp) — bring forth, lead forth, carry.
Zillah’s son was (ninth) Tubal-cain: Tubal: restoring, return an answer, and Cain (taken from the line of Adam): in the original sense of fixity; a lance (as striking fast) spear, also; chant, lamentation, dirge.
The spear who was dedicated a fugitive, smitten by God, a man un-rendered, ordained in darkness, whose sons bear with great pomp the restoring spear of lamentations.