Cain and Abel Make Offerings to the Lord
“And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Jehovah. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Jehovah had respect unto Abel and to his offering: but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.” Genesis 4:3-5 ASV
Illustration of Cain and Abel making offerings to God. Abel is kneeling before an altar as a member of his flock burns. Cain is walking toward Abel, as his offering of fruit sits on an altar behind him. He is carrying a wooden club.
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William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 49