“Listen! Your Brother’s Blood Cries Out to Me from the Ground” Understanding Genesis 4:10b
Rex F. Fortes
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This paper argues that the key to understanding better the story of Cain’s Murder of Abel is by exegetically analyzing Gen. 4:10b “Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” Employing literary and historical-critical criticisms, this study will conclude that there are underlying powerful concepts that are present in the episode, namely: a “shouting-silence” motif, the sacredness of the kin’s blood, and a theme of the land.

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