From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) Tracking Song Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 15:07:38 -0700 Rostrum quoted me & wrote... > > 2) the mark in some way directly prevents anyone who finds Cain > > from killing him. > > I don't see how that can be a plausible reading, given the > bit attributed as a direct quote from God. If Cain is given some > sort of divine protection that makes it impossible for people to > kill him, it would be pointless to say that anyone who does kill > him will suffer vengeance seven times over. Well, yeah; but then God says a lot of things that seem kind of redundant over the course of the Bible, and especially in Genesis. This doesn't strike me as an insurmountable problem. --