From: "Robert Borski"
Subject: Re: (urth) Cim Glowing Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 00:55:05 -0500 The cockroach having written: > One quibble: > > > ... this may make Cim Glowing Awan (Hebrew for "wickedness") -- > > the woman who, according to Biblical tradition, is not only > > Cain's sister, but his wife. > > While I have no doubt that such a tradition exists, I can find no > trace of it, and it certainly isn't "Biblical" as I understand the > word -- full-text searches on both a King James and an NIV produced > no trace of this. In fact, it's actually kind of a classic "stump > the Bible expert" question to ask where Cain's wife came from, > since the Bible doesn't say anything about it. > > I wonder if maybe this is a tradition from Kaballah or Talmud? It's from the Book of Jubilees (Chapter 4: Verse 9): "And in the sixth week [Adam] begat his daughter Azura. And Cain took Awan his sister to be his wife and she bare him Enoch at the close of the fourth jubilee. And in the first year of the first week of the fifth jubilee, houses were built on the earth, and Cain built a city, and called its name after the name of his son Enoch." Azura, the other daughter, becomes the wife of Seth. It's from a suspect source, I admit , but surely not all of the Pseudepigrapha are tainted--especially Jubilees, which was allegedly written by the Lawgiver himself. Robert Borski --