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  • The bible doesn't talk about every human that was arround in that time only the major characters. Edit If the characters of the bible were the only humans alive at the time then the human race would not exist. In Gensis Adam married Eve and they had two boys, Cain and Abel. Even if Eve procreated with her sons (which I do not believe) the inbreeding would be so severe that humanity would not last long.
  • Some versions of the Bible mention Lilith but most Christians discount an mention of her. (Maybe it's because the fact that Lilith didn't work out as planned shows that God is fallible, maybe because the idea that a woman can demand equality is blasphemy/heresy, I don't know.) From Genesis 4:14-16, I am inclined to believe that the Bible was rather poorly written/transcribed. There was nobody, and then there was everybody?
  • Someone begot someone, someone else begot someone else, there was a whole lot of sudden begettin some goin' on! But it doesn't really say where these people came from.
  • God made Adam and Eve, but they had many other sons and daughters besides just Cain and Abel. (See Genesis 5:3-5). There was no other wife, and we all descended from Adam and Eve. Their offspring populated the world, and the Table of Nations (Genesis 10, after the Flood) begins the story of how mankind spread around the world. See the following article for further details of the origins of the different races of mankind. http://www.soundchristian.com/man/
  • it also mentions them having other children, but doesn't give their names (except Seth).
  • The bible is not a detailed transcript of events that happened. just because it does not say it does not mean he didnt create more. Adam and Eve were just the first.
  • This is where the inconsistencies in the bible happen.This is just one of many events in the bible that have no answers too.The bible is a parable more than reality for these things could not possibly have happened.
  • Nobody really knows. I've always thought that they reproduced with their sisters (as disgusting as that sounds).
  • http://www.biblestudy.org/question/cainwife.html This was interesting. (don't forget about Seth ;)
  • The Bible says that Cain found his wife in Nod...God created man and Adam was the first, but it doesn't say that he was the only one. If Cain's wife came from Nod, then God had to have created more than just Adam and Eve. The Bible doesn't give an account of every single thing that happened back then(I asked my preacher's wife about this question too and this is what she told me) If you can't believe your preacher and his wife, who can ya believe... great question!
  • Cain and Abel took their sisters as their wives. God only created Adam and Eve. He was finished His creation, and rested on the next day. Scripture says that through One man's seed, sin entered into the world. If there were more than one man's seed, we may have perfect people, and scripture say's that no-one is without sin, except Christ. The reason why the could marry their sisters, is because this was before the tower of babel when God dispersed all the people into groups and thus came about ethnicity. In the beginning, Adam and Eve had every gene available to have all kinds of children. When the tower of babel took place, and people seperated, they were mixing within themselves, to become more and more alike. Adam and Eve's chlidren were so far apart in their genes, it did not matter back then.
  • God told Adam and Eve to "REPLENISH" the earth. That word would imply that there were people on Earth previously. If he would leave out possible past experiments... I don't see why he wouldn't leave out making other people. Besides... God marked Cain, so others would recognize him. Why would he do that if there were no people alive he was not related to?
  • You obviously do not know of the pre-Adamites or Lilith.
  • In the begining of the world everyone (the jews for sure) had a girl twin who'm they married, you can ask the same about jacob's 12 son's there is no mention of them getting married,
  • I just edited my previous coment, so please re-read
  • Basically, you either believe the Bible and take it as Faith, or you question it. Faith is evidence of things not seen. I choose to believe that the Bible is God's Holy Word, and I believe everything in it is true. If you don't believe that, then there is no way for me to convince you otherwise. I live by Faith in God's Word. I have never read anything contradictory in scripture. Whenever I have a question about something, I search the scriptures and the Holy Spirit guides my thinking and leads me to the right passages to answer my questions. I don't have all the answers, but God's Word does.
  • Has it ever occurred to you that you could just pick up a Bible and read the relevant passages for yourself? It's only two chapters: Genesis 4 & 5 But, since that probably requires too much effort, the answer to your question is, NO, the Bible does not talk about another woman. In your question, I presume you're referring to Lillith, who was originally a Chaldaean demon of night terrors. Sometime after the 400 BC (and after the last of the OT books was written) Lillith finds her way into Jewish legends, and by the time the Talmud is compiled (AD 800s) she appears in Jewish stories and homilies as "the first wife of Adam", who rejected her roll as Adam's helpmate, and was cursed and exiled BEFORE Eve was created. Nothing of Lillith or any other supposed wife of Adam is ever mentioned in the Bible. Here is ALL that Genesis has to say about Adam fathering children and the the children he fathered: GE 4:1 Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man." 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.... GE 4:8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.... 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. GE 4:17 Cain lay with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech. 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah. GE 4:25 Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, "God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him." 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD. GE 5:1 This is the written account of Adam's line. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them "man. " 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 4 After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 5 Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died. GE 5:6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. 7 And after he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. 8 Altogether, Seth lived 912 years, and then he died. GE 5:9 When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. 10 And after he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 Altogether, Enosh lived 905 years, and then he died. GE 5:12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. 13 And after he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 Altogether, Kenan lived 910 years, and then he died. GE 5:15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. 16 And after he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 Altogether, Mahalalel lived 895 years, and then he died. GE 5:18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. 19 And after he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 Altogether, Jared lived 962 years, and then he died. GE 5:21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. 24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. GE 5:25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 And after he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died. GE 5:28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed." 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived 777 years, and then he died. GE 5:32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
  • I think the bible mentions something about angels coming down and taking lovers too.. that might be one way that more people came about.
  • This is a really interesting question. But have u ever thought about who created God? Maybe Adam and Eve was the first person GOD created but not the first two persons in the world. Mayb God was from a life before them where he was human (If i remember right... he said i made u from my an image of myself or somethin similar to that), so this can explain why Cain found is wife somewhere else.
  • The Bible says 'go forth and REPLINISH' the earth, not to furnish it. They were not the only ones.
  • so nice to see there are still people who are truly passionate about God.
  • well that would make us all incest weirdos
  • Some teach that they took their sisters for wives....ewwwww. I personally think that God created other people after Adam and Eve. He doesn't say they were the only ones created. That is just my opinion.
  • Some faiths teach that they took their sisters for wives. Yuck. I personally think that God created others after Adam and Eve. It just didn't get recorded!!
  • Aaaaaaaah! The plot thickens....
  • Yes. At least one other woman, perhaps more. Gen 4:16-7. Cain went to the Land of Nod and took a wife. There were Noddites already in residence. Unless Mrs. Cain was also a new creation, just for Cain, then she had a mother. In Gen 1:27, man and woman were created TOGETHER: “… male and female created he them.” Then in Gen 2:21-22, a second woman was created: “the rib … made he a woman and brought her unto the man,” BECAUSE Adam was alone. Obviously there was a first woman, who was no longer present. http://schoolfile.homestead.com/lilith.html Lilith is not named in Genesis, but she is named in Hebrew in Isaiah 34:14. And in the Talmud, the Zohar, the midrash, and most specifically in the Alpha Betha of Ben Sira.
  • Good question Lovely....Here’s the Scriptural answer. Gen. 3:20: “Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she had to become the mother of everyone living.” (So all humans were to be the offspring of Adam and Eve.) Gen. 5:3, 4: “Adam lived on for a hundred and thirty years. Then he became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and called his name Seth. And the days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters.” (One of Adam’s sons was Cain, and one of Adam’s daughters must have become Cain’s wife. At that time in human history when humans still had outstanding physical health and vitality, as indicated by the length of their lives, the likelihood of passing on defects as a result of marrying a close relative was not great. After some 2,500 years of human history, however, when mankind’s physical condition had greatly deteriorated, Jehovah gave to Israel laws forbidding incest.) Gen. 4:16, 17: “Cain went away from the face of Jehovah and took up residence in the land of Fugitiveness [or, Nod] to the east of Eden. Afterward Cain had intercourse with his wife [“knew his wife,” that is, intimately so, KJ, RS; “lay with his wife,” NE] and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch.” (Notice that Cain did not first meet his wife in the land to which he fled, as if she were from another family. Rather, it was there that he had sexual relations with her to produce a son.) Vew573
  • good question!
  • adam and Eve didn't have cain and abel as childeren because in Gen 5:3 it tells that sadm only had seth from the day of his birth until he was 130. A person may ask who is the fathers of Cain and abel and it is right there in Gen 3:15 it says Lord GOD will put an enmity aka distance between the two seeds and if the seeds never came together why would distance them and wasn't until Gen 4:1 is where Eve got her son Cain From and in Gen 4:25 she tells where abel came from. And people are always talking about Adam and Eve being the first man and woman on the planet that is a lie according to Gen 1:27 and people always say that adam and eve were in Eden but the Bible says they were place in the East of Eden see Gen 2:8 and there was two trees in the garden see Gen 2:9 and there is alot more information that I have on the bible and feel free to ask but if you can not handle the answer please don't ask
  • I'm responding to Sandmans statement that the "sons of the true God" were not fallen angels........ Who were the ‘sons of God’ that fathered the Nephilim? So, Who were “the sons of the true God” that were involved? Were they men who were worshipers of Jehovah/Yahweh (as distinguished from the general run of wicked mankind), as some claim? Evidently not. The Bible implies that their marriage to the daughters of men resulted in whipping up the badness in the earth. Noah and his three sons, along with their wives, were the only ones in God’s favor and were the only ones preserved through the Deluge.—Ge 6:9; 8:15, 16; 1Pe 3:20. Hence, if these “sons of the true God” were merely men, the question arises, Why were their offspring “men of fame” more than those of the wicked, or of faithful Noah? Also, the question might be asked, Why mention their marriage to the daughters of men as something special? Marriage and childbearing had been taking place for more than 1,500 years. The sons of God mentioned at Genesis 6:2, therefore, must have been angels, spirit “sons of God.” This expression is applied to angels at Job 1:6; 38:7. This view is supported by Peter, who speaks of “the spirits in prison, who had once been disobedient when the patience of God was waiting in Noah’s days.” (1Pe 3:19, 20) lso Jude writes of “the angels that did not keep their original position but forsook their own proper dwelling place.” (Jude 6) Angels had the power to materialize in human form, and some angels did so to bring messages from God. (Ge 18:1, 2, 8, 20-22; 19:1-11; Jos 5:13-15) But heaven is the proper abode of spirit persons, and the angels there have positions of service under Jehovah. (Da 7:9, 10) To leave this abode to dwell on earth and to forsake their assigned service to have fleshly relations would be rebellion against God’s laws, and perversion. The Bible states that the disobedient angels are now “spirits in prison,” having been ‘thrown into Tartarus’ and “reserved with eternal bonds under dense darkness for the judgment of the great day.” This seems to indicate that they are greatly restricted, unable again to materialize as they did prior to the Flood.—1Pe 3:19; 2Pe 2:4; Jude 6......VEW
  • It doesn't say it anywhere in the Bible, but there is a manuscript that was found that talks of a women named Lilith who preceded Eve. other than that, the scriptures seem to be indicating incest.
  • It goes like this: 1. Adam and Eve have Cain, 2. Then they have Abel, 3. Cain kills Abel, is cursed by God, and driven from his parents' land, At this point in the story, we learn that people other than Cain and his parents exist: first, Cain says he's frightened because since he's been driven from his land, he'll be killed by the people he'll meet in his wanderings; and second, Cain has a wife. We're never told where these people came from. 4. Adam and Eve have Seth, 5. Adam has "other sons and daughters." When you interpret this story, you have 2 options: Literal interpretation: The people Cain might meet in his wanderings, as well as his wife, and Seth's wife, were also all born of Adam and Eve, they just weren't important enough to mention before. After all, it doesn't say when the "other sons and daughters" were born in terms of before or after or in between the Cain--Abel--Seth sequence: it just says they were born before Adam died. This interpretation begs the questions: Why weren't they all living on their parents' land like Cain and Abel were (Cain says he's frightened of meeting people in his wanderings, so some of them must be out there wandering as well, or at least out there with their own lands)? And why doesn't Cain refer to them as brothers/sisters? Symbolic interpretation: We're not meant to literally think that Adam and Eve were the first man and woman and that all people descended from them. They are intended as symbolic figures, figures to identify with mankind. The story is a way to tell mankind's history and general way-of-being in a symbolic manner, not a literal one. This is my preferred interpretation.
  • The other gods made people too, the god of the Jews/Muslims/Christians only made Eden and the two people that lived there. Biblical cues to the existence of other gods Genesis 3:5 ...and ye shall be as gods Genesis 3:22 And the Lord God said, Behold, then man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. Genesis 11:7 Let us go down, and there confound their language. Exodus 12:12 And against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. Exodus 15:11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods. Exodus 20:3, 5 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. ... Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them. Exodus 22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed. Exodus 22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods. Exodus 23:13 Make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. Exodus 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. Exodus 23:32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Numbers 33:4 Upon their gods also theLORD executed judgments. Deuteronomy 6:14-15 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;(For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords. Deuteronomy 28:14 Thou shalt not ... go after other gods to serve them. Joshua 24:2 They served other gods. Joshua 24:14 Fear the Lord ... and put away the gods which your fathers served. Judges 11:24 Wilt not thou possess that which Chemosh thy god giveth thee to possess? 1 Samuel 6:5 Ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods. 1 Samuel 28:13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:25 The Lord ... is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 82:1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty, he judgeth among the gods. Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods. Psalm 86:8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord. Psalm 96:4 For the Lord ... is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 97:7 Worship him, all ye gods. Psalm 135:5 Our Lord is above all gods. Psalm 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods. Jeremiah 1:16 I will utter my judgments against them ... who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods. Jeremiah 10:11 The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. Jeremiah 25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt. Jeremiah 46:25 I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods. Zephaniah 2:11 The Lord will be terrible to them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth.
  • *** Rbi8 Genesis 5:3-5 *** 3 And Adam lived on for a hundred and thirty years. Then he became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and called his name Seth. 4 And the days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 5 So all the days of Adam that he lived amounted to nine hundred and thirty years and he died. Notice the word Meanwhile. that would indicate all along he became father to sons and daughters.
  • So do I. Mrs. Cain was not her husband's sister; she was from a different tribe, in a different country.
  • Adam and Eve had THREE sons....Cain, Abel, and Seth. Eve was delighted when she had Seth and said "God has sent me a son to replace the son that Cain had killed." Seth is lineage to King David and then onto Jesus.
  • In the beginning was God in the universe and nothing else. The world as we know it was void and without form. God made the world into a form, heaven, earth, water. God made the heavenly objects the universe and the angels. God made every living thing, but there was none to fellowship with God so he made a man in his image but a little less than the angels. The angels had singular personalities and were not able to choose but man was able to choose. The purpose of the man was to have fellowship with God and God would bless the man. The man was alone and God saw the lonliness so he made the woman. Then it was the man and the women in the garden with everthing to please except one tree that was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The man could choose to fellowship and please God or choose to eat of the forbidden fruit and displease God. You know the answer. The man was cast feom the garden into the world and the man would earn his food and well being by work and sweat. The woman the weaker sex would earn her keep by bearing childern and keeing the home for the man and to replinsh the earth (not furnish the earth). The man and the woman in the garden were not the only male and female on the earth. There were many other living beings and humans outside the garden. The others were not blessed as Adam and Eve. God has always had a chosen people, Adam and Eve, Noah and his family, Abraham and his desendents (the Jews and the Palistians), Jesus the Son of God and the people who believe are grafted into the family of God by believing in their heat and confessing with their mouth. Cain was sent from Adam and Eve into the land of Nod where he found a wife fron the other people that God created so did Seth find a wife from the other people and so the generations began until God destroyed the world and saved Noah and his family to begin a new world and that where we came from.
  • If you mean outside of Adam and Eve's family, the answer is no. Gen 3:20: "Adam called his wife Eve, because she HAD TO BECOME THE MOTHER OF "EVERYONE" living." (So all humans were to be the offspring of Adam and Eve.) Gen 5:3,4: "Adam lived on for a 130 yrs. Then he became father to a son.....Seth........Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters." (One of Adam's sons was Cain, and one of Adam's daughters must have become Cain's wife. At that time in human history when humans still had outstanding physical health and vitality, as indicated by the length of their lives, the likelihood of passing on defects as a result of marrying a close relative was not great. After some 2,500 years of human history, however when mankind's physical condition had greatly deteriorated, Jehovah gave to Isreal laws forbidding incest.) Gen.4:16,17: "Cain went away from the face of Jehovah and took up residence in theland of fugitiveness (or nod)..Afterward Cain had intercourse with his wife.....(Notice that Cain did not first meet his wife in the land to which he fled, as if she were from another family. Rather, it was there that he had sexual relations with her to produce a son.)
  • There is much the Bible does not talk about but enough to deliver the intended message.
  • One theory I was taught was that Adam and Eve were merely the first Jews - if you look at the line of succession, if goes from Adam to David to Jesus. Throughout all of the Old Testament the Abrahamic God is only the God of the Jews (and likely their creator) and no one else's. When you read further and come to the beginning of Noah's story you'll see that the Chosen People (i.e. Adams descendants/the Jews) began to marry the Nephilim/Giants of men (thought to be the offspring of angels and non-Jewish men) which is what brought evil people into the world - thus causing the Abrahamic God to instruct Noah to prepare for the flood which would kill all those other peoples.
  • I read somewhere that Adam and Eve lived Long lives very long, i cant remember exactly something tells me it was more then 800, maybe a thousand or more.. but i also heard from a preacher that this wife he found in nod wasnt a wife he found this was his sister he took. End of the preacher's talk according to sceince at that early stage of the gene pool it would no affected the genes End of Sceince talk another preacher told me it became Forbidden to marry sisters and brothers after 800 and some years? End of that talk Wonder if that helps maybe adam and eve had many childern?
  • The other people came from Chapter 1 of Genesis. Adam and Eve came in Chapter 2. Gen 1:28 God said to the people created in His image, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it".NKJV In chapter 2 He never told Adam and Eve to "Be fruitful and multiply." This only happened after the temtation.

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