A Man Named Cain
In a place referred to as the Garden of Eden, lived the biblical couple of Adam and Eve. They became man and wife (although undoubtedly didn’t marry) and had children. There was much controversy surrounding one of their children, a son named Cain (the black sheep of the family we are told). But the real mystery surrounding Cain, is rarely if ever discussed because of the possible scandal that it would cause (the family skeleton in the closet, so to speak).
The issue is one of kingly descent. As homo sapiens sapiens proliferated, there had to be a way to determine who the king would be. So a rule was born that kingly authority was a matter of direct descendancy based on bloodlines, or more specifically on one’s DNA. Kingship was, therefore, deemed to be a genetic right.
Now, the Jewish tradition of kingship has always been one of a matriarchal descent, the first son of the mother. Then why the conflict between Cain and Abel? After all, Cain was the first son, wasn’t he? Well, that depends on who you ask and how you define “first son”. The Bible story is couched in terminology that clouds the issue over Cain’s paternity although it does say that Eve “had gotten a man(Cain) from the Lord”. Ancient Jewish esoteric teachings such as the Zohar and the Cabala, and even the Talmud itself, are much more informative about this issue and state that Cain was, in fact, the son of an angel of the Lord by the name of Samael. Symbolically then, the Mark of Cain was a unique DNA which was inherited(on the male side) directly from the gods. This then created the issue of who exactly was the “first son”; was it Abel the first son who descended from man (Adam) or Cain the first son who descended from the gods?
This would help explain a lot. Two family lines descended from Adam and Eve, one through Cain and one through Seth(the later son of Adam and Eve) that would eventually lead to Jesus; a line from man in direct opposition to a line from the gods. It set into motion a cosmic struggle for supremacy that still rages today.