The New International Version of the Bible explains Genesis 4:9 is the verse where Cain asks God, "Am I my brother's keeper?" The moment illustrates God's knowledge that Cain killed his brother, Abel. This story is the first instance of murder in the Bible.
Cain and Abel are the sons of Adam and Eve, the first humans on Earth, according to the Bible's story on the origin of humankind. Cain becomes jealous of Abel after God favors Abel's plant crops over Cain's fatty portions of meat from his flock of sheep. Cain takes Abel out to their family's field and murders him. God punishes Cain by banishing him to the land of Nod, east of the garden of Eden.Learn More
The first five books of the New Testament are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts. The first four books are often referred to as the gospels.Full Answer >
The true height of Jesus is unknown. There is no physical description of him in the Bible, and conflicting accounts of his general appearance are found in different locations in the Bible.Full Answer >
In Bible numerology, the number 35 is closely related to the concepts of hope, trust and confidence. Biblical numerology is the belief and study that certain numbers or combinations of numbers in the Bible have symbolic attributes or qualities.Full Answer >
In the Bible, Salome was a woman who danced for the head of John the Baptist. Another Salome that garners less attention was supposedly the wife of Zebedee and was a follower of Jesus. She was there at his crucifixion and at his tomb before the resurrection.Full Answer >