Ch. 4 - The Early World

1 hr. 14 min.

We go through Chapters 4 through 11 in the Book of Genesis. The author of Genesis contrasts the descendants of Cain (the evil seed of the serpent) with the line of Seth (the righteous seed of the woman), and various interpretive clues in the text help us to discern what the original human author intended to affirm. Noah is a New Adam. The Flood and the subsequent repopulation of the earth are presented as a New Creation. God's covenant family is at odds with those who attempt to create a name (Hebrew: shem) for themselves out of pride and vainglory. Calling upon the name of the Lord indicates covenant worship. Find out what the Hebrew names: Cain, Abel, and Seth mean and how Genesis 1-6 is a literary parallel of Genesis 7-11. All this and more in this podcast episode!


Adele's picture

Gen. 4:17 Cain had relations with his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch.

Where did Cain's wife come from?

Carson Weber's picture

Cain married his sister, as did a number of people for generations to come. At this early state of humanity it was not a problem for close family relations to marry and have children, not only because there was no other option, literally, but also because the human race was new, and the bloodline was so pure, there was no worry like today that close relations having children would result in birth defects. See Genesis 5:4 - "The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years; and he had other sons and daughters."

Joey's picture

How can you claim that Ham had relations with his mother when Shem and Japheth took a garment,...walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father...
Remember Noah planted a vineyard and became drunk (v.21). Ham's sinsare his shameful disrespect toward his father by not covering him and his detraction of his father to his brothers. I can't see how you can suggest anything else. We can also relate nakedness back to Adam and Eve in 2:25.
You suggest that Ham had relations with his mother by using Lev 18:7 "You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother", however Ham only saw his father's nakedness in v.22 due to the fact that Noah lay uncovered in v.21. after getting drunk. These little tidbits I call them are just a distraction to the great work you are doing.

Charles 's picture

Noah became intoxicated with the Spirit of God after ascending towards God in the ark." He lay naked" means he died to self or ego and could now "lay" or rest without the need to defend himself, which is where all war comes from and is the misidentification of oneself.

Charles 's picture

Ham "saw"(not sees in the present moment) and therefore is judging his father(which is eating from the tree of good and evil in time)and can be construed as being ashamed of his God-realization and saw(past tense) a transgression of form where there was only the encounter with holiness, which is always an encounter with the UN"known". Noah was intoxicated with God, and ham was ashamed,ultimately, of himself, so Noah's "nakedness" uncovers Ham. We see what we are, until we awaken.

Charles 's picture

Are Shem, Ham, and Japheth triplets? This would imply an indissolubility, despite their seemingly disparate paths in life.

Araoti's picture

Would “Jude 1:6-7” not be referring to the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?