Re-read the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-16) and pay attention to the gaps. Identify one gap that is due to cultural distance (i.e. something you don’t understand, but the ancient readers probably did). Identify a second gap that is due to modern concerns (i.e. something you would like to know, but the ancient readers probably did not care about).

 

 

Re-read the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-16) and pay attention to the gaps. Identify one gap that is due to cultural distance (i.e. something you don’t understand, but the ancient readers probably did). Identify a second gap that is due to modern concerns (i.e. something you would like to know, but the ancient readers probably did not care about).