Why did Cain kill Abel?

The Shepherd’s Calendar; March; Illustration to the Poem of the same name by Edmund Spenser, 1579; Black and White Illustration;

Ancient lore says that Cain was born with one twin sister, while Abel was born with two twin sisters. And since Cain envied the extra twin sister that Abel was born with, he killed him.

We have to take into consideration, that the ancient lore does not speak about biological sisters since the language of the lore is coded.

So what does the lore speak about?

By using the term “twin sister”, the lore means “perspective”. Cain was born short-term frequency with one perspective, he wants to see results, what does not bring results or outcomes he does not deal with. He cultivates the land, to see fruits.

Abel, on the other hand, was born with “two twin sisters”, meaning with two perspectives: He can distinguish between the short-term goal and long-term goal. Abel is a type of person, who will help a stranger navigating in a foreign city, while he is actually missing the current bus, and has to wait for the next one in a pouring rain. The warm feeling that expends in his heart while talking to a stranger helping him and giving him hope already brings him to his inner destination, in his mind, to home in the heart he has already arrived.

The firstborn Cain envied his brother Able because Abel has the ability to relate to the other. When the lore said that Cain was born with “one twin sister” it means he was born with the ability to relate only to himself, while Abel was born “with two twin sisters” meaning the ability to relate to the other.

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About Eti Shani

Eti Shani was born in Israel and has been teaching Hebrew for more than 10 years with a special interest and experience in ancient Hebrew scriptures and culture. She's also the author of a series of books for novice and intermediate Hebrew learners.

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