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Who Is Cain to Lucifer in The Bible?

Cain is one of the most intriguing figures to understand, as far as the biblical wisdom traditions are concerned.

While most bible teachings refer to Cain as Adam’s firstborn, there seem to be more missing connections regarding his father and the seed line.

For instance, some biblical interpretations claim that Cain was not the biological son of Adam but Lucifer.

So, how true is this interpretation?

Adam, Cain, and Lucifer: Unlocking the Riddle

To understand the relationship between Adam, Cain, and Lucifer, it is vital to start with the concept of what happened in the Garden of Eden between Eve and the serpent.

According to Genesis’s story of creation, God warned Adam and Eve against eating the forbidden fruit.

 However, in Genesis 3:1-5 (KJV), the serpent convinced Eve to eat the fruit, which she also passed to her husband, Adam.

From a deeper biblical understanding, the fruit in this context is a metaphorical term that refers to the woman’s body.

It is also a skeleton key that unlocks the human mind to understand the existence of two bloodlines; the righteous and the evil.

This is seen later when Cain and Abel are born.

Generally, we learn that Eve’s acceptance to eat the fruit marks the introduction of sin, which can be plainly described as the New World Order (NWO).

So, Was Lucifer the Serpent?

According to Abrahamic religions, Lucifer or Satan is defined as an angel that fell from heaven after rebelling against God.

That means, after falling from heaven, Satan came to oppose God’s purpose on earth, which include inclining humans to sin.

Therefore, the serpent in this case refers to Lucifer, because logically, Eve could not speak to the serpent directly.

Lucifer and Cain

Genesis 4:1, (KJV), And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

According to the Targum translations, the ; marks mean omission of certain texts to allow the verse to fit in the language of common listeners.

Therefore, when translated to other religions such as Palestinian Targum or Targum of Jonathan, the verse would read:

And Adam knew Eve his wife, who had desired the angel; and she conceived, and bare Kain, and she said, I have acquired a man, the Angel of the Lord. (Palestinian targum)

And Adam knew his wife Eve, who was pregnant by the Angel Sammael, and she conceived and bare Cain; and he was like the heavenly beings and not like earthly beings, and she said, I have acquired a man, the Nagel of the Lord. (Another version of Jonathan Targum)

From the two translations, it is clear that Eve got pregnant by the fallen angel (Lucifer) before sleeping with Adam.

This is also clear when examining the birth of Abel since the bible only states Eve bearing Abel in the next verse but does not state the time difference or how she got pregnant.

That means Abel was the rightful son of Adam—and not Cain.

The Genealogy of Jesus

The relationship between Cain and evil is also seen in the theology of Jesus.

According to Luke 3:23-38, the bible outlines the lineage of Jesus starting from Joseph the son of Heli to Seth the son of Adam, who was the son of God.

That means, after Adam cast out Cain, he fathered another son, Seth, at the age of 130 years, who is included in the genealogy of Jesus.

Moreover, according to the Targum of Genesis 5:1-5, Adam did not include Cain in his geology, meaning he was not his son for he was a result of evil.

He only starts with Seth, especially after Cain killed Abel.

The New Testament References

Jesus also used the parable of the tares of the field to explain the existence of two seed lines.

 In his explanation, He said the Son of man plants the good seed but the devil plants the bad seed (tares).

However, during the harvesting day, the reapers (angel) will gather all the seeds, but separate the bad seeds and throw them in the furnace.

The parable can be related to what happened in the Garden of Eden where Adam (the Son of man) plants a good seed (Abel) but the devil plants a bad seed (Cain).

Here, the field refers to the woman (Eve).

When both seeds are harvested, Cain is cast out and left to wander lawlessly on the earth.

Is Cain Lucifers’ Brother?

With all the confusion surrounding the life of Cain, especially after he was cast out by his father, and his evil ways, the next question most people would ask is, is Cain Lucifer’s brother?

According to biblical mythology, Cain was a result of Lucifer’s beguilement of Eve in the Garden of Eden.

This makes Lucifer Cain’s father.

However, according to the TV show, Lucifer, Cain (Marcus Pierce) acts as an immortal being who wanders the earth after being cursed by God.

He uses his powers to incline his subjects to achieve his hidden agendas.

 He also tries to use Lucifer to break the curse and reunite with his family in heaven (Abel).

Lucifer, on the other hand, chooses to terminate their friendship, leading to eternal enmity.

That means, in both scenarios, Lucifer and Cain are not brothers.

Also, the bible only mentions Angel Michael as Lucifer’s elder brother, who is also the leader of the Army of God.

Faith Zion

Faith Zion is a passionate expert in African culture, history, and mythology, with a focus on ancient African history. As a PhD candidate in History, she has dedicated her academic journey to unraveling the mysteries of African art, religion, and mythology, particularly during the Predynastic period. With years of experience in the field, Faith's extensive research has enriched her knowledge in various mythological traditions, including African, Norse, Greek, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Japanese, and more.

Faith Zion
Faith Zion is a passionate expert in African culture, history, and mythology, with a focus on ancient African history. As a PhD candidate in History, she has dedicated her academic journey to unraveling the mysteries of African art, religion, and mythology, particularly during the Predynastic period. With years of experience in the field, Faith's extensive research has enriched her knowledge in various mythological traditions, including African, Norse, Greek, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Japanese, and more.
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