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What was the mark that God put on Cain?



      

Genesis 4:15

ESV - 15 Then the Lord said to him, "Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the Lord put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
After Cain killed his brother Abel, God declared to Cain, 'Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. When you work...

July 01 2013 4 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Mike Dumais
The bible doesn't say what the mark looked like, however, according ancient Jewish rabbis the Mark of Cain looked like the TAU or TAV, or as we would recognize it, a cross, much like the symbol the Red Cross uses today, for the same purposes. 
There is nothing new in the world. 
Also interesting, it is the third time a cross symbolically appears in Genesis: Tree of Life (God), Tree of Knowledge (Holy Spirit), mark of Cain it is for protection or (Savior).

April 06 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Data Pastor Shafer
God gave him a pledge that vengeance would be taken sevenfold on anyone who became his murderer. It was not a physical mark or a change of color from white to black. The black race did not begin with Cain whose line perished in the flood (Gen. 6:8,18; 7:1). All races as we know them now began after Noah (Gen. 10).

November 02 2013 3 responses Vote Up Share Report


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