>Cain and Able were probably used when there was sibbling rivalries.
>Would that be a time to explain that this is not a true story? But
>when children are older and ask "where they real people?", it's
>right to honest. The best answer is three simple words: "I don't know".
I submit we can be better than honest. We can be informed. Cain did
something we can substantiate. He built a city and named it "Enoch" after
his son. Enoch, or E-Anna(k), is named in the Sumerian king list in the
post-flood period. The name was corrupted to "Erech" the Sumerian "Uruk."
It appears on maps of southern Mesopotamia, and it was excavated by
Further, the En- prefix designates Enoch as a king or lord of that
city. His cousin also bears the En- prefix suggesting he also reigned over
a city or cult center.
So the very best answer should be, "Let's find out." That's also three words.
Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution - www.orisol.com
"The answer we should have known about 150 years ago."
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