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In Genesis 4:2-8 why did God not accept Cain's offering? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what special thing did Abel do that permitted God to accept his offering but not accept Cain's. I tried to read this part of Genesis 4:2-8: Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the ...
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Why is Cain worried that someone will kill him? Were there many other people in earth?

And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear. Now that You have driven me this day from the soil I must hide from Your presence, I shall be a restless wanderer on the earth and ...
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Do the meanings of Cain and Abel's names tell us anything about how Cain killed Abel?

There's often speculation on how Cain killed Abel in Genesis 4. I've also been told that Cain's name means "spear" and Abel's name means "vapor" or "breath". Do the meanings of Abel and Cain's ...
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In Genesis 4:15, why did God protect Cain?

Surely Adam and Eve had loads of kids by this point, so why would God protect a murderer? Gen 4:15 (NASB) So the Lord said to him, “Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him ...
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What mark did the Lord put on Cain so no one would kill him?

When Cain was punished for killing Abel, Cain assumed he’d be killed too. The Lord wouldn't allow that, so He put a mark on Cain. Gen 4:13-15 (NABRE) Cain said to the LORD: “My punishment is ...
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Who did Cain marry?

A man marrying his sister is clearly a sin: If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; ...