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4:1 Cain The meaning of this name is disputed. It likely relates to smithing or metalworking, as in the name Tubal-Cain, forefather of metalworkers (see v. 22). Cain DOT: P I have given birth to The Hebrew verb here, qanah, often translated as “gotten,” is a wordplay on the sound of Cain’s name (qayin). The verb qanah means “to acquire,” “to create,” or “to produce.” Eve’s statement here reflects her pride and joy in the birth of her firstborn (compare Jer 20:15). Yahweh The Hebrew...
Genesis 4:1