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Cain and Abel as Symbols in the Bible

Cain and Abel as Symbols in the Bible

-Learn How to Read Music! What Do Cain and Abel Symbolize in the Old Testament? The narrative of Cain and Abel, found in chapter four of the Book of Genesis, was symbolic of the entrance of violence into society. Cain murdered his brother Abel because Abel’s sacrifice to God was acceptable to God and Cain’s was not. It is important to note that the sacrifices were symbolic of the brothers. Abel was the second-born and gave God the “firstlings of his flock.” Cain was the first-born child and he did not give God the first fruits of his harvest. As the first-born son Cain’s offering should have been acceptable because […]

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Blood as a Symbol (Bible)

Blood as a Symbol (Bible)

By: Angela Smith -Find More Symbolism in Bible on Amazon What Does Blood Symbolize in the Old Testament Bible? In the ancient world the belief was the gods were angry. Natural disasters were seen as the anger of the gods. Sacrifices were made to the gods to appease them. The Israelites made sacrifices to their God in order to maintain his favor. Blood became symbolic of the atonement of sin and the protection/favor of God. In the Book of Exodus, the final plague was the Angel of Death. The Hebrew people were instructed by Moses and Aaron; “Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year old male…They shall take some […]

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