Stupid Bible Stories part 152 – The Land Of Nod


Genesis 4:14-17 KJVLand-of-Nod-East-of-Eden
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

So we all know the creation fable in the Bible.  Adam is made by God from dirt.  Then God takes one on Adams ribs and makes Eve.  Then the talking snake gets them tossed out of Eden for telling them that knowledge is a good thing and they agree.  They have a a couple of kids (maybe more, it’s a little open ended) named Cain and Able.  Cain gets crap from God because his sacrifice wasn’t blood like Able’s, so he gets pissed and kills Able….because….well just because.  God then sends him away and he goes to live with people in the Land of Nod where he has a wife and a kid named Enoch.

The only problem here is where the %$#% did this people in the Land of Nod come from?  There wasn’t anyone else around.  That’s the story.  But out of nowhere this whole big place comes up where a brother murder can go and find chicks to shack up with.

Heck there was enough people here they needed a whole city.  It’s a pretty big jump no matter how you cut it.

The other thing about this that is pretty silly is that God marked Cain so that anyone who found him should kill him.  Well, that apparently didn’t work too well.  He’s out having kids and building cities and just having a fine time and no one lifts a finger to stop him.  You’d think that if an all powerful being wanted you dead, you’d damn well be dead.

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