A Man From The Lord
In the Bible, Eve gives birth to Cain and says, “…I have gotten a man from the Lord” (Genesis 4:1). However, it doesn’t mean exactly what you think or were told that it meant. So, let’s try and break it down.
What the Bible doesn’t say
The common way to refer to a man and a woman starting a family is to say that, after getting married, they had a child together. With respect to Adam and Eve, the Bible got the first part right, more or less, but what about the part where they celebrated the birth of their first child? In this case, the child (Cain) was supposedly the first human child ever. Yes, the first ever. What does the Bible say about such a momentous event? The answer – nothing.
The only reference to the birth of Cain is that Eve said, “I have gotten a man from the Lord.” That’s it! There was not even as much as a hallelujah, no congratulations from God and certainly no three wise men. How is that even possible? We’re talking about the conception and birth of the first human child! What is it that the Bible forgot to mention?
What Eve didn’t say
What Eve never says is that she and Adam had a son together. Again, all she says is that, “I have gotten a man from the Lord.” Now, right here, some of you are probably saying that I’m splitting hairs. However, in Genesis 5:1-5 , it says, “This is the written account of Adam’s family line…When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.” So, Cain is not mentioned at all as part of Adam’s family tree. Perhaps, now you can see how the words “from the Lord” might reflect the truth about what actually happened.
What it says in other ancient texts
“Early Jewish Midrashic texts and gnostic literature talk about two separate bloodlines (different genetic backgrounds) that sprang out of Eve, including an evil bloodline down through Cain which some refer to as the Serpent Seed. The reason that this bloodline was considered evil was that Cain’s father was said to have been the evil Ialdabaoth himself….” – The Ethical Warrior, The Origins of Evil
That agrees with the Apocryphon of John which states that Eve was seduced by the supreme deity, Ialdabaoth, who fathered two sons with her. Then there is the Gospel of Philip which says, “And (Cain) was begotten in adultery, (for) he was the son of the serpent.” Ancient Jewish esoteric teachings such as the Zohar, and even the Talmud itself, are very informative on this issue and state that Cain was, in fact, the son of an angel of the Lord by the name of Samael. Then, there is the Aramaic Bible (which is written in the language of Jesus and his disciples). It translates Genesis 4:1 thusly, “ And Adam knew that his wife Eve had conceived from Sammael the Angel and she became pregnant and bore Cain. And he was like those on high and not like those below. And she said: ‘ I have got a man from the angel of the LORD ’”
Pretty explicit stuff, right?
What the Bible does say
The Bible intentionally waters down those accounts. One might actually consider it lying by omission. However, a few remnants do remain of the true story, such as:
- “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother” (1 John 3:12).
- “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him “ (Gospel of John 8:44).
So, the Bible says that Cain’s father was the evil one and, according to Jesus, the Pharisees were descended from the devil (through Cain, “the murderer from the beginning”).
What does it all mean?
In ancient times, it was not uncommon for people to believe that the gods mated with humans; for example, the stories from Greek, Norse and Mesopotamian mythology. In the Bible, itself, Genesis 6:2-4 says that, “The sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves… when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them….” So, the Elohim (the Hebrew word for God in the Bible) spawned the “bene ha’elohim” (the sons of God). They both mated with humans. As for Samael (see above), he mated with Eve resulting in the birth of Cain.
Truth be told, though, Cain’s father wasn’t a god, or even an angel for that matter.
A recent DNA study from the Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, found that ancient man had sex with an unknown species which was neither human nor Neanderthal. Yes, an unknown species. That’s a politically correct way of saying that the species was probably extraterrestrial in nature. Yet, anyone who has read the Book of Enoch knows about man mating with the gods. It’s a dirty little secret that you’re not suppose to know about…but, of course, now you know.
“Satan is the cause of the fall by intercourse with Eve which resulted in Cain being the offspring of Eve.”
– Let Us Reason Ministries, a Christian website