Jump to content

christian forums

Worthy Christian Forums - Christian Forums

Welcome to Worthy Christian Forums
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Who Populated Nod?

* * * * * 1 votes Cain Nod Genesis

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
12 replies to this topic

#1
Shiloh62

Shiloh62

    Royal Member

  • Royal Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,532 posts

My uncle posed this question to me, and I had not ever wondered about it before, but now that I think about it,it is a mystery.

 

Genesis 4:15-16 (New International Version)

 

15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

 

If the only people on earth were living in the Garden of Eden, were there people also living in the land of Nod, and if so, where did they come from?

 

 



#2
the_patriot2014

the_patriot2014

    Royal Member

  • Platinum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,698 posts

Genesis 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters

 

It is likely Cain had a wife among one of adam and eves daughters and she went with him. 



#3
OakWood

OakWood

    Royal Member

  • Royal Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,784 posts

Genesis is an enigma and probably the book most responsible for Atheists mocking Christianity. Evolution, the age of the Earth and various other anomalies all stem from Genesis, but that's only because non-Christians and non-Jews fail to understand the book.

Genesis does not tell us everything, it just gives snapshots. It only tells us what God thinks we need to know and leaves a lot of things out. Cain probably had a wife but she is not mentioned because she is not part of the overall plot.

Of course, if Cain had a wife it would have been one of his own sisters. Incest was not forbidden in those days because Man hadn't become genetically corrupted (I would guess). Even Lot copulated with his own daughters (Genesis 19:36).

Later on when the Earth was sufficiently populated, God made rules against interbreeding.



#4
FresnoJoe

FresnoJoe

    Royal Member

  • Worthy Watchman
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 42,981 posts

My uncle posed this question to me, and I had not ever wondered about it before, but now that I think about it, it is a mystery.

 

Genesis 4:15-16 (New International Version)

 

15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

 

If the only people on earth were living in the Garden of Eden, were there people also living in the land of Nod, and if so, where did they come from?

 

~

 

It Is No Mystery; First The Boot

 

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Genesis 3:24

 

And Then The Kids

 

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. Genesis 4:1-2

 

~

 

Say Uncle

 

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26

 

Got Jesus?

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16



#5
ayin jade

ayin jade

    Royal Member

  • Platinum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34,739 posts

My uncle posed this question to me, and I had not ever wondered about it before, but now that I think about it,it is a mystery.

 

Genesis 4:15-16 (New International Version)

 

15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

 

If the only people on earth were living in the Garden of Eden, were there people also living in the land of Nod, and if so, where did they come from?

 

Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden of eden. No human was living in the garden after they fell. 

 

Adam and Eve had plenty of other children that were not mentioned by name. That is likely how the people of Nod came about. 



#6
Atwood

Atwood

    Advanced Member

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 360 posts
Let's See Now: Who was buried in Grant's tomb?
No, the question was, "Who Populated Nod"?

Answer = Winken and Blinken, of course.

Wrong, actually Who is on first!

But seriously you say, "If the only people on earth were living in the Garden of Eden, were there people also living in the land of Nod, and if so, where did they come from?"

The only 2 people who ever lived in Eden in the Bible are Adam and Eve. Cain, Abel, Seth, and the "sons and daughters" of Adam (not named but referred to in the plural) never lived in the Garden in the Bible. Now with men living nearly 1000 years in those days, there might be quite a batch of children hatched in all that time. So, whoever lived in Nod would simply be descendants of Adam and Eve. I have no idea how many children Eve hatched, but 500 is possible. And when each of them got to be 20 (just to pick a number), if they started reproducing, you can see how quickly the population could rise.

Edited by Atwood, 13 April 2014 - 08:45 PM.


#7
other one

other one

    Royal Member

  • Royal Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,488 posts

they are all the kids, grand kids and great grand kids of Adam and Eve.     When you live to be 900 years old you can have lots of great great grand kids.

 

If Adam and Eve had one child a year for half thier lives they could easily have had 400 kids.....   if those 400 pared up into coo hundred couples and they had 400 kids each that would make about 80,000 alive after two generations.

 

At the end of the third generation it would be possible to have 16 million people alive.



#8
OakWood

OakWood

    Royal Member

  • Royal Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,784 posts

they are all the kids, grand kids and great grand kids of Adam and Eve.     When you live to be 900 years old you can have lots of great great grand kids.

 

Actually, try twenty-odd greats. That's feasible...... great, great, great, great, great...... and so on.



#9
coheir

coheir

    Senior Member

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,411 posts

 

My uncle posed this question to me, and I had not ever wondered about it before, but now that I think about it,it is a mystery.

 

Genesis 4:15-16 (New International Version)

 

15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

 

If the only people on earth were living in the Garden of Eden, were there people also living in the land of Nod, and if so, where did they come from?

 

Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden of eden. No human was living in the garden after they fell. 

 

Adam and Eve had plenty of other children that were not mentioned by name. That is likely how the people of Nod came about. 

 

good post ayin jade just like king David was the youngest in his family and God chose him over his older brothers.

there could have other siblings that did not get a mention in the Bible.



#10
bopeep1909

bopeep1909

    Royal Member

  • Royal Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,768 posts

The land of Nod was where Cain settled after he was punished by God for the murder of his brother,Abel.No one knows where the land of Nod was located.Cain's settling "east of Eden" tells us that he was further removed from the Garden.The fact that Cain left God's presence suggests that he lived the rest of his life alienated from God.The Bible tells us that the children of Cain followed in his path and established

a godless civilization.Genesis 4:16-24.



#11
OakWood

OakWood

    Royal Member

  • Royal Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,784 posts

The land of Nod was where Cain settled after he was punished by God for the murder of his brother,Abel.No one knows where the land of Nod was located.Cain's settling "east of Eden" tells us that he was further removed from the Garden.The fact that Cain left God's presence suggests that he lived the rest of his life alienated from God.The Bible tells us that the children of Cain followed in his path and established

a godless civilization.Genesis 4:16-24.

 

Correct, Bopeep.

In those days Man would speak to God directly. There was no question about God's existence because God would speak to Man and Man would speak to God. I suspect that Cain stopped speaking to God after his last little conversation (which we all know about) because he was ashamed. He just wandered off and kicked God out of his life.

After some time, another voice may have whispered in his ear, knowing that Cain needed to fill that void.. Cain now spoke to his new god, a false one, and we all knew who that was!

 

Cain was not only the first murderer but the first man to worship false gods. Babylon started with Cain and his descendants, and the rest, as they say..... is history!



#12
Shiloh62

Shiloh62

    Royal Member

  • Royal Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,532 posts

Thank you. I had forgotten that only Adam and Eve were the onlyy 2 that lived in the Garden of Eden. For some reason, I was thinking when I read that God banished Cain, he banished him from Eden, but Adam and Eve were the only 2 banished from there.



#13
19Duggarfan

19Duggarfan

    Veteran Member

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 930 posts

As has been stated by many here, Cain was married to one of his sisters.   If you look at the Book of Jasher (not inspired but makes for good reading and is referred to in Joshua 10:13; and         II Samuel 1:18),  you will see that Cain took his own out with him eastward of Eden out of the presence of the Lord, and that he knew his wife, Jasher 1:33-36.

 

Interesting fact according to the Book of Jasher, Lamech a descendant of Cain's, Genesis 4:16-24; is recorded to have killed Cain and his (Lamech's) own son both by accident, Jasher 2:26-37






Worthy Christian Forums - Christian Message Boards - 1999-2014 part of the Worthy Network