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Kayn; Heb., “metalworker,” although Gen. 4:1 connects it with a verb meaning “to acquire” or “to create”

1 Adam and Eve’s first son, a farmer whose offering God rejected in favor of the firstlings brought by his brother, Abel. Angered, Cain killed Abel and, as a punishment, Cain was condemned to a life of wandering. God placed a mark on Cain to warn would-be attackers that he remained under God’s protection (Gen 4). 2 A city in Judah (Josh 15:57).