Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 14: CAIN AND ABEL

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Source: Abraham Bloemaert, Cain slaying Abel

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CAIN AND ABEL

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Cain envied Abel

God liked Abel’s offering

So Cain killed Abel

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NOTE: Cain was a farmer, and his offering was the fruit of the ground. Abel was a shepherd, and his offering was the firstlings of his flock and the fat thereof. God liked Abel’s offering, but God did not like Cain’s offering. Out of envy, Cain killed Abel.

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