- Genesis 4:16, 17
- "And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod . . . and Cain knew his wife".
- This passage is used to support evolutionary interpretations of the origin of man. It is argued that there were other humans on the earth beside the descendants of Adam and that Cain found one of these in the land of Nod.
- The passage does not say that Cain went to Nod and there found a wife. Cain could have taken his wife with him to Nod.
- Adam begat sons and daughters. (Gen. 5:4). Cain would, therefore, marry one of his sisters.
- Other Biblical references make it plain that all humans are descendants from one original pair. Consider the following:
- "And he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth . . . " (Acts 17:26, R.S.V.).
- Rom. 5:12 - "by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin"
Rom. 5:16 - "for the judgment was by one to condemnation"
Rom. 5:18 - "by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation"
Rom. 5:19 - "by one man's disobedience many were made sinners"
- "The first man Adam was made a living soul" (1 Corinthians 15:45).