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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.


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