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Abel

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    Abel, the second son of Adam and Eve, was murdered by his brother Cain. Abel was a shepherd and Cain was a farmer. They both made an offering to the Lord from the fruits of their labor. The Lord expressed favor toward Abel's offering, but rejected Cain's. In a fit of jealousy, Cain killed his brother (Genesis 4:2-8). In the New Testament, Abel is called righteous (Matthew 23:35), and is named by Jesus as a just and innocent man who suffers and is killed (Luke 11:51). Abel's sacrifice is judged greater than Cain's because of his faith, and this faith speaks beyond the grave (Hebrew 11:4).


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    • Abel
  • meaningOfNames
    • vitality
  • relatedChapters
    • Book of Genesis Chapter 4
  • relatedVerses
    • Genesis 4:2 Then she had another baby, Abel. Abel was a herdsman and Cain a farmer.
  • gender
    • male

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