The Mark of Cain: Germany, Russia, America

The Hebrew Bible includes much that seems archaic and repulsive to modern sensibilities, especially its depiction of a fearsome and vengeful God. Yet if we are honest, much of it does reflect reality in disturbing ways. Take the famous Biblical tale of the world’s first murder. Cain and Abel are brothers, the first children in the world, sons of Adam and Eve themselves. Both men make sacrifices to God, but the…

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