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Cain and his descendants

Cain and his descendants

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Cain and his descendants, Whole folio. Genesis 4, 9-18. Upper drawin; God addresses Cain concerning the murder of Abel and its consequences. Centre drawin; Cain builds a city and calls it Enoch after his son. His son and wife are represented in the drawing. Lower drawin; the descent from Cain. Enoch and Mehujae; Mehujael and Methusae; Methusael and Lamech Image taken from Old English Illustrated Hexateuch. Originally published in England Canterbur; second quarter of 11th century.

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