Saturday, May 01, 2004


In the Old Testament, second son of Adam and Eve, who was slain by his older brother, Cain (Genesis 4:1 - 16). According to Genesis, Abel, a shepherd, offered the Lord the firstborn of his flock. The Lord respected Abel's sacrifice but did not respect that offered by Cain. In a jealous rage, Cain murdered Abel. Cain then became a fugitive because his brother's innocent blood put a curse